Knowledge Center Blog

Welcome to the Farm Credit Knowledge Center Blog!  This blog is a combination of posts from industry experts, Knowledge Center staff and guest contributors covering all aspects of agriculture and life in the country.  We want you to participate in this blog, sharing your thoughts and comments about the topics posted here.


How do we make genetic improvements or modification to the food we produce?

So September is National DNA, Genomics and Stem Cell Education Month and I have a confession to make…I enjoy genetics.  Anyone else?  No?  Okay, let me qualify that statement a little bit.  I have no desire to look at the double helix structure of DNA all day, but the science of gene expression and gene interaction?  I find that fascinating and I am going to blame my love of this partially on growing up in agriculture.  Seem strange?  It shouldn’t.  Agriculture has been “studying” genes for thousands of years.
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So What Is A GMO?

GMO – this acronym has been in the news and on social media quite a bit; we’ve even posted about GMOs, specifically Vermont’s upcoming labeling law, on our blog.  But even with all the discussion on this topic a question remains in a lot of people’s minds of what a GMO truly is.
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