Bayer CropScience

Michael Weeks

US Registration Manager, United States, Bayer CropScience

As US Registration Manager, Michael is responsible for working with the United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and Food and Drug Administration in the review of food, feed, and environmental safety for all GM Seeds products. Michael has been with Bayer CropScience since 2009, and has worked in the areas of regulatory compliance and product registration, and as an active participant of the Biotechnology Quality Management System, an initiative of USDA APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Service. Prior to coming to Bayer CropScience, Michael held a research position within the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program.

Michael is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where he earned a B.Sc. in Agronomic Sciences in the department of Crop Science. He also holds a M.Sc. in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In his undergraduate and graduate studies, he investigated sustainable agricultural systems employing organic, conventional, and GM production methods.

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Posted On: Saturday, 3/01/2014 2:35 pm
A: Thank you for posting your question concerning pollination restrictions and the effects on GMOs in the U.S. Farmers can grow organic, GM and conventional crops in the same area, and in fact, many growers use all three of these types of farming practices on the same farm and do grow organic corn next to GM corn. In order to minimize pollen flow between these crops, growers utilize many management practices. For example, farmers may plant at recommended separation distances, time their... Continue Reading
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