Is organic farming sustainable? 5 carbon footprint challenges

Is organic farming sustainable? 5 carbon footprint challenges

Along with unsubstantiated claims of better nutrition and safety, supporters of organic farming often cite its lower carbon footprint as ...
Turning the potential of 'big data' in agriculture into farmer and consumer benefits

Turning the potential of ‘big data’ in agriculture into farmer and consumer benefits

The marriage of data and agriculture has failed, so far, to deliver on its promises. It needs to demonstrate an ...
Star Trek, synbio and sustainable food: Will Friends of the Earth and other activists block the future?

Star Trek, synbio and sustainable food: Will Friends of the Earth and other activists block the future?

Far as we are from instantaneous synthesis of food on command, advances in synbio and genetic engineering offer a glimpse ...
American attitudes toward GMO foods divides by education and gender, not politics nor religion

American attitudes toward GMO foods divides by education and gender, not politics nor religion

A new Pew survey found that acceptance of use of GMOs crops and pesticides depended far more on education and ...
Headlines tout Jurassic World in offing but scientists, journalists separate fact from fiction

Headlines tout Jurassic World in offing but scientists, journalists separate fact from fiction

A real-life "Jurassic World" with genetically engineered dinosaurs is an enthralling or frightening scenario — depending upon your perspective — ...
Newsmax unmasked: How scare stories are manufactured by right wing anti-GMO activists

Newsmax unmasked: How scare stories are manufactured by right wing anti-GMO activists

Anti-GMO propaganda production usually emerges from leftist environmental and activist groups. But they have no peer in the pseudo-science emanating ...
Organic industry and other funders behind Séralini’s anti-GMO studies

Organic industry and other funders behind Séralini’s anti-GMO studies

Financial support for the release and publicity of the laboratory animal feeding study by Gilles-Eric Séralini comes from a range ...
BBC Panorama blasts anti-GMO activists for ignoring science underscoring turning point on biotech reporting

BBC Panorama blasts anti-GMO activists for ignoring science underscoring turning point on biotech reporting

BBC's takedown of activist environmentalists for their rejection of safe and environmentally sustainable crops is the latest in a series ...

Why do we need sleep?

If you’re lucky, you’ll spend a third of your life asleep. “That’s pretty incredible if you think about it, because when we’re ...