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Iowa Organic Farmer Speaks Out Against Biotech Crops

Biotech crops also known as genetically modified organisms were the subject of debate for a panel in Des Moines Iowa this week.  One of those who has concerns about GMOs and biotechnology is Harlan, Iowa organic grower Ron Rosmann. He says one of the problems that’s been showing up lately with biotech crops is resistance.

Rosmann also says that herbicide use has increased under biotech crops by over 500 million pounds between 1996 and 2010. He says that’s according to research done by the National Academy of Sciences. Rosmann adds that bio tech proponents say their product is needed to feed a growing world population but he challenges that.

He adds that much of the food we produce in the U.S. gets thrown out or not used. He says many third world countries don’t have the facilities to properly store food and it’s also not effectively or efficiently distributed.

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Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

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Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers.

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Student opens fire in high school north of Seattle

People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.

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SDHSAA Release First Round Football Pairings

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The first rounds of the South Dakota High School Football Playoffs are set.  Here is a link to the SDHSAA…