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Report Says More Farmers Don’t Follow Biotech Rules
A new study, drawn from government data, shows that more farmers are failing to comply with standards governing the planting of genetically modified corn than the industry has claimed.

Nearly one-fifth of farms growing the main type of genetically engineered corn, BT corn, are violating government rules aimed at preserving the usefulness of the corn, a consumer group said yesterday.

More U.S. Investment in Biotech Needed, USAID Chief Says The United States and the international community should continue to invest more in the development of new agricultural technologies — including biotechnology — to prevent millions more Africans from becoming malnourished and vulnerable to disease and infection, says Andrew Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).