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Farm Fresh Podcast: How are GMOs regulated?

Three federal agencies regulate genetically modified organisms and review each one to make sure they are safe to grow and safe to eat: USDA, EPA and FDA. 

Find out more about what it takes to bring a GMO crop to market with Andrew Walmsley, Director of Congressional Relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Listen every week for the Farm to Table segment Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: GMOs: What sort of modification are we talking about?

Genetically modified organisms or GMOs are plants, animals or other organisms developed using genetic engineering.

Take a deeper dive into what that means and how scientists make those modifications with University of Illinois researcher and plant breeder, Dr. Brian Diers, in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Click below to listen and remember to tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC Radio.

 

Farm Fresh Podcast: What do GMOs actually do?

What do Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) actually do? A GMO is an organism that has been changed in some way with genetic engineering techniques. 

From traits to resist pests to reduced browning in apples and potatos, find out more about what GMOs actually do from agronomist Karen Corrigan in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Listen every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC Radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Selecting Seed

Farmers have choices when it comes to selecting seed. Hear more from farmer Jason Lay about what he thinks about when selecting seed in this week’s Farm to Table segment.

Seed selection is one piece of the puzzle for farmers in crafting strategy for a productive growing season. Choosing between GMO or non-GMO seed is one of many options farmers consider.

Listen every week for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC Radio every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m.

McLean County Agriculture: By the Numbers

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