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Iowa Corn Growers President Defends Bio Tech Crops

Iowa Corn Growers President Defends Bio Tech Crops

In conjunction with World Food Prize week which takes place Wednesday through Friday in Iowa, a panel discussion on GMO crops is being held in Des Moines later this afternoon.  Iowa Corn Growers President Roger Zylstra who farms in Jasper County east of Des Moines says GMO’s or bio tech crops have been proven to be safe and are necessary to feed a growing world population.

Zylstra says farmers are being environmentally responsible by growing biotech crops.

He says scientific studies have shown that biotech crops are not only safe but also sustainable.

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