Lee Daughtry of Envirologix demonstrates a multi-trait trait "comb" rapid test strip system that can enable an elevator to quickly analyze and document GMO content in potential export corn or beans.
Talking with FarmWeekNow at the Soy and Grain Trade Summit in New Orleans, Daughtry noted vast industrywide improvements in aflatoxin testing speed and accuracy. He maintained false positives are largely the result of inadequate test samples.
In addition, Daughtry sees emerging "rapid DNA" technology can help producers nearly instantaneously detect disease pathogens in livestock, possibly in "the bed of a pickup truck."
Meanwhile, Nathan Ruby, executive director of the World Soy Foundation, describes the Foundation's global efforts and explains how farmers can help. The Foundation is affiliated with the American Soybean Association and the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health.