Biotechnology, DNA & Genetics are a big part of agriculture…and our everyday lives!
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Discovery how plant breeding works with a colorful Ag Mag from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.
Topics include: definition of seed technology, how DNA works within the cell, what kinds of seeds are found around the world & how plant breeding has evolved.
Recommended for Grades 5-8
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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.
Weed free fields are more than just for looks. Unwanted plants compete with the crop for sunlight, soil and water.
Check out some of the tools and strategies farmers use to control weeds in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast with farmer Gerald Thompson.
Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for Farm to Table on WJBC Radio.
To mandate labeling or not to mandate labeling? that is the current question about foods made with ingredients containing ‘GMOs’ or Genetically Modified Organisms.
Take a deeper look at the issue with Tamara Nelsen, Senior Director of Commodities for Illinois Farm Bureau in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.
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Listen to the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.