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WASHINGTON — A new study by the National Academy of Sciences finds no substantiated evidence of human health risk from genetically engineered crops, nor did it find "conclusive cause-and-effect evidence" of environmental problems. However, NAS called resistance to current GE characteristics in crops a major agricultural problem. Researchers examined nearly 900 studies on the effects of GE maize, soybean and cotton,... Read more

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New energy, excitement, evolvement and growth happening at John Vena Inc.
In March, John Vena Inc., located at the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market, announced it had three new hires in three newly formed roles. William Burr, a veteran of the retail and wholesale produce industries joined the team as outside sales representative to execute strategic business development initiatives as the company expands its regional footprint. In... Read more

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Farm Fresh Produce offers high-quality seasonal cabbage
Steven Ceccarelli recognizes that produce buyers tend to prefer year-round commodity suppliers. When the seasons change, that same phone number can be redialed to simplify buying decisions. But Ceccarelli’s North Carolina firm, Farm Fresh Produce, Inc., is not a year-round cabbage supplier. He has built his business on the proven fact that buyers will... Read more


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Heptinstall named CEO-North America for Polymer Logistics
Polymer Logistics, a global leader in retail-ready packaging, has named industry veteran Fred Heptinstall as chief executive officer of North America business, effective July 1. He will report to Gideon Feiner, CEO of Polymer Logistics. "The RPC business in the United States is a very strategic part... Read more