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    • Understanding gene function and control in lignin formation in wood 

      Chiang, Vincent L. (NABC, 2005)
      Genetic engineering can be used to improve wood-pulping and bleaching efficiencies, including the production of transgenic trees of low lignin content.
    • Understanding the social controversies over agricultural Biotechnology 

      Welsh, Rick (NABC, 2015)
      Robust intellectual property protection for GE technologies stimulated a shift in agricultural chemical companies toward “an integrated pesticide and seed sector” that over a relatively short time has concentrated the seed ...
    • USDA Regulation of animal biotechnology 

      Frydenlund, John E. (NABC, 1992)
      USDA agencies, including FSIS and APHIS, work closely with consumer-interest groups to inform the public about oversight policies and programs for biotechnology products and to discuss any safety concerns associated with ...
    • USDA regulation of organisms developed through modern breeding technologies 

      Hoffman, Neil E. (NABC, 2014)
      Agricultural biotechnology; DNA editing; genome engineering; targetable nucleases; TALEN; CRISPR/cas9; DNA-targeting; mutagenesis; regulation; modern breeding technologies;
    • Use of microorganisms for crop agriculture 

      Brill, Winston J. (NABC, 1991)
      Microbial inoculants have the potential to increase crop yield without damaging the environment. Current regulations and guidelines strongly inhibit advancement, without protecting our health and environment, in spite of ...
    • Ushering in a sustainable bio-economy 

      Jordan, Brendan (NABC, 2007)
      The Great Plains Institute supports a comprehensive strategy of using a variety of energy technologies to deal with the challenges ahead—from biomass, wind, improved energy efficiency, hydrogen and other delivery systems, ...
    • Using biotechnology to enhance and safeguard the food supply: Delivering the benefits of the technology 

      Pierce, John (NABC, 1999)
      Biotechnology is destined to have a profound and positive effect on food production, nutrition and health, food safety, and the environment. With this new system, we can look forward to secure delivery of products with ...
    • View from the president’s office: The power of partnerships 

      Gee, E. Gordon (NABC, 2008)
      The world is intellectually rapidly changing and two of the larger human needs—providing adequate nutrition and an ample energy supply for the world’s expanding population—seem to be in conflict. The potential for political ...
    • Viewpoints and changing practices of Arkansas rice farmers 

      Vester, Ray (NABC, 2012)
      To grow crops and to feed this country, water is essential. Farmers used to having abundant water must begin to use water-saving devices: just because you have abundant water doesn’t mean you are entitled to use it wastefully. ...
    • Vision forAgricultural Research and Developmentin the 21st Century 

      Hardy, Ralph W.F. (NABC, 1998-12-14)
      Agricultural research and development (AR&D) will take the lead in providing the technology for a biobased economy in the 21st century. In contrast with our present fossil-based economy, the biobased economy will use ...
    • Vulnerability and environmental risk assessment 

      Andow, David A. (NABC, 2011)
      David Andow provides examples of environmental risk assessment (ERA), their uses and acceptability to validate environmental policy. When ERA is carried out, the public is more likely to accept policy decisions. However, ...
    • Water conservation planning: How a systems approach to irrigation promotes sustainable water use 

      Sullivan, Michael E.; Delp, Walter M. (NABC, 2012)
      The NRCS focuses on helping individual landowners implement conservation practices across the landscape and in targeted locations. By providing technical and financial assistance, NRCS in Arkansas is helping people help ...
    • Water for food: Everyone’s challenge 

      Andreini, Mark (NABC, 2012)
      In the United States we have tremendous potential as a result of high yields and large-scale producers. The western part of the US corn belt produces more than 40% of the world’s corn and soybean. Despite problems and ...
    • Water sustainability in agriculture 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2012)
      Water is of fundamental importance to agriculture and has significant varied effects on agriculture and beyond globally. A cross-section of interdisciplinary talks from academia, industry, farming, research centers and ...
    • We can now solve the 10,000-year-old problem of agriculture 

      Jackson, Wes (NABC, 2012)
      To solve the 10,000-year-old problem of agriculture, the predominant feature of which has been soil erosion, we will need to develop perennial grains. If we are to adequately manage insects, pathogens and weeds as well as ...
    • Welcome and charge to the meeting 

      Lee, George E. (NABC, 1997)
      Welcoming remarks
    • Wellness trends in 2002 

      Demeritt, Laurie (NABC, 2002)
      Consumer behavior shows a large gap between education, perception, and adoption. Consumers need to feel that they are in control but often feel out of control of much of their lives. Selecting foods they want to eat is one ...
    • What are the major impediments to resistance management for crops in the social sciences and governance? 

      Roush, Richard (NABC, 2015)
      Agriculture worldwide faces challenges in developing and managing resistance to GE-based insect and weed control strategies. Pesticide resistance has been investigated for many years, and while the fundamentals of the ...
    • What future role for biofuels? 

      Ashcroft, Peter (NABC, 2008)
      The 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) put the nation on a course that included a greatly expanded national renewable fuel standard (RFS). This RFS created several escalating volumetric mandates, including ...
    • What the EU wants the US to understand about European biotech imports 

      Van Der Haegen, Antoine (NABC, 2001)
      Globalization, while offering the advantages of increasing trade, prosperity, and choice, has created problems and new uncertainties. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture have been available for about ten ...