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By Jacob Misener

Monsanto utilizes biotechnology in hopes of shaping agriculture


Jacob Misener

The 320-acre facility in Gothenburg is one of Monsanto’s leading research and learning facilities. Here, some modified corn nears harvest time in a field.

This is the final installment in a three-part series on genetically-modified crops and their place in Nebraska agriculture. It focuses on a tour of a Monsanto facility located in the central part of the state.

More often than not, controversy surrounds the biotechnology company Monsanto. The company’s work with genetically modified crops has drawn the criticism of European governments and advocacy groups across the United States. Amidst all this, the company continues to strive for more sustainable means of agriculture.

Chandler Mazour, the manager of the Monsanto Water Learning Facilit...

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