Iowa farmer advises the Vatican on biotech crops

Vatican leaders sought information about genetically modified organisms and how they may or may not help developing countries, so they turned to an Iowa farmer, Andrew Apel, for help.

Apel of Raymond, Iowa was one of 40 experts from 17 countries to travel to the Vatican in May 2009 to give his views on biotechnology in agriculture. The group released its findings in Dec.

The story is on the WFC Courier.

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