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Obama endorses biotechnology’s important role in agriculture
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Obama endorses biotechnology’s important role in agriculture

by Sara Wyant | April 16, 2014 | Agri-Pulse via GLP

The dedication of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s statue in the U.S. Capitol last month brought together an amazing array of Democrats and Republicans, united in highlighting his accomplishments in feeding the world. The event also prompted the president of the United States to give his clearest endorsement to date of the important role biotechnology plays in agriculture.

In an April 11 letter to Julie Borlaug which was obtained by Agri-Pulse, President Obama wrote about how pleased he was to join in celebrating her grandfather’s life and his passion for feeding the hungry through biotechnology.

“I share his belief that investment in enhanced biotechnology is an essential component of the solution to some of our planet’s most pressing agricultural problems,” Obama wrote. “Through our new regional climate change hubs, we will use the sorts of technologies pioneered by your grandfather to help farmers and ranchers face the climate challenges ahead.”

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