Like any schoolboy, I was both giddy and awed when I walked into the U.S. Capitol for the first time. This is where Abraham Lincoln walked, Henry Clay and Daniel Webster debated, where wars were declared, peace was cherished and democracy watered.
Let’s hope that European politicians take the opportunity that the tremendous development of GM/GE derived COVID-19 vaccines offers to reset, reboot and revise the regulatory approval systems for these technologies so that we can all benefit from their potential in all sectors, including agriculture and food production.
Grain prices on the final day of 2020 ended on a bullish note seldom seen in the final trading sessions of any year. But in the first week of 2021, the new year, grain prices moved even higher. In fact, the first three trading sessions of 2021, soybean prices rose as much as $1.20 bushel and corn prices 50 cents.