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GM foods and ethical issues on the table


Questions about crop and seed production will be addressed at the American Seed Trade Association's (ASTA's) Corn & Sorghum and Soybean Seed Research Conferences on Wed.-Fri., Dec. 5-7, 2001 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The Soybean Seed Research Conference will start on December 5 with presentations on Ethics and Genetically Modified Seeds by Gary Comstock from Iowa State University; Tracing Agricultural Products from Field to Food and its Impact on the Seed Industry by Jim Mock, vice president of marketing/sales,; and From Breeder to Bag: Developing a Quality Assurance Program for Biotech Traits in Soybeans by Cindy Arnevik, global lead for QA/QC for oilseed traits, Monsanto Company. The following two days will further discuss a range of subjects currently touching the industry. Founded in 1883 the ASTA membership consists of about 850 companies involved in seed production and distribution, plant breeding, and related industries in North America. For general conference information, go to .

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