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Behind the movie Food Inc.

The audience raptly watched film clips in silent skepticism.

“That comes off a lot harder sitting here,” quipped filmmaker Robert Kenner.

The scene was earlier this year at the 2011 Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum at the Commodity Classic in Tampa, Florida.

Kenner produced the movie Food Inc., that cast a critical eye on the agricultural industry. Agree or disagree with him, here’s some of what Kenner had to say to the agricultural media about the movie and reaction to it.


State of the traits

Fifteen years ago, the transgenic gleam that burned in the eyes of agricultural scientists for ages became reality.


Bayer CropScience rolls out new products for 2011, beyond

New products for farmers are always popping at the Commodity Classic. Here’s a look at some products Bayer CropScience has coming down the pike in 2011 and the next few years. Bayer officials discussed these products at its 2011 Ag Issues Forum during this week’s Commodity Classic in Tampa, Florida.