Independent Expert

Amanda Zaluckyj

Blogger, TheFarmersDaughterUSA.com

Amanda is from Southwest Michigan where her family farms 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans. For 26 years, Amanda and her family ran and supplied a roadside market selling their own fresh fruits and vegetables. After graduating college, Amanda attended law school at Michigan State University College of Law and is now a practicing lawyer. She also "ag-vocates" at her blog TheFarmersDaughterUSA.com about issues facing modern agriculture.

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Posted On: Friday, 12/11/2015 1:47 pm
A: Simply put, none.   There has never been even a single reported case of someone dying from a genetically modified crop. The Center of Disease Control, which tracks causes of death in the United States, has no reported cases of a person dying from a GMO. Nor this should be surprising when one understands that any commercially available genetically modified crop has undergone rigorous testing and has been reviewed by multiple government agencies.   There is also no credible,... Continue Reading
Posted On: Saturday, 7/11/2015 11:20 am
A: Not necessarily. The supersweet corn does not necessarily come from a genetically modified crop.   When my family raised sweet corn for our roadside stand in Michigan, the supersweet varieties were definitely very popular among our customers! Supersweet is a category of sweet corn distinguished by its sweeter flavor. Supersweet is actually only one of three types of corn that has been bred to have a higher sugar content. There are also “normal sugary” and “sugar-... Continue Reading

VIDEO: Pesticide Residues Do Not Pose a Safety Concern

By Amanda Zaluckyj (Independent Expert) on Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 11:12

Did you know that pesticide residues do not pose a safety risk to U.S. consumers? Watch this video and learn the facts about the findings recently published by the USDA in the Pesticide Data Program report.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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ARTICLE: No, Farmers Don't Want to Save Seeds

By Amanda Zaluckyj (Independent Expert) on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 12:56

One of the biggest myths surrounding the adoption of biotechnology in agriculture is that farmers are no longer legally allowed to “save seeds” because of patents on the GMO traits. Amanda Zaluckyj debunks this myth and explains that farmers are not forced to purchase or use certain seeds. Farmers ultimately make that decision.
  • Business Practices
  • Seed Choice
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ARTICLE: What Do Farmers Do In The Winter?

By Amanda Zaluckyj (Independent Expert) on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 14:13

What do farmers do in the winter? From cleaning and fixing equipment to doing taxes (yes, farmers have to do taxes too!), Amanda Zaluckyj provides some answers to this common question.
  • Science and GMO Basics
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Myth: Biotech Companies Block Independent Research

By Amanda Zaluckyj (Independent Expert) on Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:13

Amanda Zaluckyj dispels the myth that biotech companies block scientists from conducting independent research in this blog post from The Farmer's Daughter USA.
  • Business Practices
  • Impact on Society
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Glyphosate as a Carcinogen, Explained

By Amanda Zaluckyj (Independent Expert) on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 14:15

In this blog post, Amanda from The Farmer's Daughter USA discusses the IARC's recent decision to list glyphosate as a potential carcinogen.
  • Impact on Society
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
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No Worries: GMOs and Earthworms Can (and do!) Co-exist

By Amanda Zaluckyj (Independent Expert) on Friday, February 27, 2015 - 14:55

Ever heard that glyphosate is toxic to earthworms? Check out this blog post from Amanda Zaluckyj at TheFarmersDaughterUSA.com, which addresses this claim.
  • Impact on Environment
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Excuse Me, Why is Your Seed Blue?

By Amanda Zaluckyj (Independent Expert) on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 01:00

Why are some seeds "blue"? This post explains how seed treatments are used in modern agriculture.
  • Impact on Farms
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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