Jennifer Spurgat serves as the U.S. Market Acceptance Manager for Bayer CropScience LP’s Seeds business, where she focuses on stakeholder management, technology acceptance and policy development. She previously worked in Bayer’s Office of Legislative Affairs in Washington, DC. Before coming to Bayer CropScience LP, Jennifer worked for the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), focusing on trade issues, farm policy, transportation and crop insurance. Prior to working for NAWG, Jennifer worked on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress from Montana and Washington state, concentrating on agriculture and natural resource issues.
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Q: Where can I find a list of all GMO vegetables, fruit, seeds, nuts, grains, spices, etc that are approved and in the stores already?
Posted On: Sunday, 5/18/2014 10:00 am
Answered By: Jennifer Spurgat, U.S. Market Acceptance Manager, Bayer CropScience, Monday, 6/30/2014 1:55 pm
A: Thank you for taking the time to visit GMO Answers, and for your question regarding the approved GM products on the market. As you may know, in the late 20th century, advances in technology enabled scientists to expand the genetic diversity of crops. For decades, dedicated researchers from universities, government and private companies have worked to create safe technologies, including plant biotechnology, that have helped farmers around the globe increase the yield of crops while requiring... Continue Reading
Q: Maine farmer Jim Gerritsen said: "If I decided to spray my house purple and I sprayed on a day that was windy, and my purple paint drifted onto your house and contaminated your siding and shingles, there isn't a court in the nation that...
Posted On: Friday, 8/02/2013 8:40 pm
Answered By: Jennifer Spurgat, U.S. Market Acceptance Manager, Bayer CropScience, Thursday, 3/27/2014 8:01 pm
A: As part of the agricultural biotechnology industry, we support the private property rights of farmers and believe they have the choice to plant crops that best meet their needs, whether they be organic, conventional or biotech. We advocate coexistence—the concurrent cultivation of conventional, organic and genetically engineered crops consistent with underlying consumer preferences and choices. A broad range of production practices may be employed or accounted for in a successful... Continue Reading
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