Experts in seed technology from around the globe are gathering in Ames this week to discuss the status of genetically modified organisms, or G-M-O’s. Event organizers say it will bring together agricultural officials from many other countries to talk about how they import G-M-O seed and grain.Dan Curry is manager of the Seed Testing Lab at Iowa State University. The 24th annual Seed Technology Conference will be held tomorrow, but there are workshops at I-S-U both today and Wednesday. Curry says today’s all-day workshop will focus on how to spot G-M-O in seed and grain.The Tuesday conference will focus on biotechnology, StarLink, the new Farm Bill and barriers to the G-M-O seed movement. While a few negative incidents with G-M-O products brought much publicity in recent years, Curry says the industry continues to grow and thrive.About 200 attendees are expected. For details on taking part in the conference, call (515) 294-5961.
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