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October 22, 2014

Bumping up ethanol yields

At 25 billion gal produced globally each year, ethanol has made a crucial contribution to transportation fuel supplies. But without much effort, a few tweaks to yeasts and the reaction conditions they operate under could boost ethanol production further a
October 21, 2014

Thailand's quest for world domination...in rice and sugar

Thailand is a behemoth in the world rice market by anyone’s definition.
October 21, 2014

MMI, Micromidas targeting sugarbeet waste for "Plant Bottle" feedstock

In Michigan, the Michigan Molecular Institute, Michigan Sugar Company and Micromidas have partnered in a 9-month, $150,000 SBIR research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to create ways to convert sugarbeet waste, or raffinate waste, into commodity
October 20, 2014

$7.5B question faces California water users

MAXWELL, Calif.—Seventh-generation farmer Phil Sites is caught in the middle of a statewide debate over a proposed reservoir that would bear his family name.
October 20, 2014

Monsanto gives $2.5M against GMO labeling

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—Biotechnology giant Monsanto is ramping up its spending toward trying to defeat a November ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon.
October 20, 2014

Officials happy with Alberta sugarbeet yields

Harvest of southern Alberta’s 22,000 acres of sugarbeets began Oct. 1 under good digging conditions and good yields.?
October 20, 2014

Vermont’s GMO label law faces legal test

Oral arguments will likely be held in mid-December in litigation over Vermont’s labeling requirement for foods containing genetically modified organisms.
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