Business Beat: February 29, 2012 | KBIA

Business Beat: February 29, 2012

Feb 29, 2012

This week: NBAF opponents are gaining strength in their fight against the Disease Laboratory.  Plus, the American Soybean Association is looking for fewer restrictions from the European Union on genetically modified soybeans.

But first, opponents of the Department of Homeland Security's National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF, have been emboldened ever since the White House cut funding for the project in next year’s budget. Meanwhile, NBAF supporters are moving quickly to do damage control. And they're looking for alternative sources of funding. In another installment from our continuing series on NBAF, Harvest Public Media's Laura Ziegler reports that the controversial project remains in political limbo.

The American Soybean Association is petitioning to ease the strict restrictions the European Union has on genetically modified soybeans… They submitted their concerns to a US Trade Representative earlier this month who is part of a new working group with the European Union. Harvest Public Media's Kathleen Masterson reports.