Rich people care more about perceived 'naturalness', environmental impact than lower-income food buyers

Rich people care more about perceived ‘naturalness’, environmental impact than lower-income food buyers

[Editor’s Note: Jayson Lusk is a food and agricultural economist and head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University.] ...
Many consumers mistakenly believe organic and non-GMO labels are interchangeable

Many consumers mistakenly believe organic and non-GMO labels are interchangeable

[Editor’s Note: Jayson Lusk is a food and agricultural economist and head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University.] ...
Controversy over GMO labeling has not increased public health concerns, survey finds

Controversy over GMO labeling has not increased public health concerns, survey finds

The Food Demand Survey has been conducted nationwide and monthly since May of 2013.  In November of 2014, two states ...
Does the US grow too much GMO corn and soy, most used for livestock?

Does the US grow too much GMO corn and soy, most used for livestock?

[Editor’s Note: Jayson Lusk is a food and agricultural economist and head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University.] ...
Putting cancer risk in perspective: Random errors in DNA replication bigger factor than diet, lifestyle choices

Putting cancer risk in perspective: Random errors in DNA replication bigger factor than diet, lifestyle choices

[Editor's note: Jayson Lusk is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University.] [E]ven if you eat ...
New York Times' Danny Hakim claimed GMOs haven't increased crop yields; Here's why he's wrong

New York Times’ Danny Hakim claimed GMOs haven’t increased crop yields; Here’s why he’s wrong

In October 2016, Danny Hakim of the New York Times wrote that GMOs hadn't fulfilled their promise of increased yields ...
Even if organic food was as cheap as conventional, not everyone would buy it, study finds

Even if organic food was as cheap as conventional, not everyone would buy it, study finds

[Editor's note: Jayson Lusk is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University.] I presumed most ...
Science and technology in food production can limit environmental footprint while increasing production

Science and technology in food production can limit environmental footprint while increasing production

The Breakthrough Institute is in the midst of releasing a series of articles on the future of food.  The latest article ...
Agricultural economist: GMO crops have benefits, otherwise farmers wouldn't grow them

Agricultural economist: GMO crops have benefits, otherwise farmers wouldn’t grow them

[Editor's note: Jayson Lusk, a food and agricultural economist at Oklahoma State University, responds to Danny Hakim's recent article in ...
‘Industrial farming’ and crop biotechnology benefit the environment

‘Industrial farming’ and crop biotechnology benefit the environment

...[Since the mid-20th century], farm sizes have risen significantly... [T]his large size that is often criticized... in the belief that ...
Mark Bittman's wrong: Mega production monocultures of corn and soy aren't result of GMOs

Mark Bittman’s wrong: Mega production monocultures of corn and soy aren’t result of GMOs

Mark Bittman has an editorial today in the New York Times on the new GMO labeling laws. . . . I was ...

VT law made GMO labeling inevitable, Senate version is reasonable compromise

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . . [I]t ...
Is the left really more anti-GMO or just more willing to regulate?

Is the left really more anti-GMO or just more willing to regulate?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Much has been written ...
Talking Biotech: Oklahoma State economist Jayson Lusk on consumer attitudes about GMOs and food technology

Talking Biotech: Oklahoma State economist Jayson Lusk on consumer attitudes about GMOs and food technology

Oklahoma State economist and consumer food guru Jayson Lusk on consumer attitudes about food technology and GMOs ...
Jayson Lusk: Polling shows consumers want FDA, not Congress or voters, to decide GMO labeling

Jayson Lusk: Polling shows consumers want FDA, not Congress or voters, to decide GMO labeling

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. My research shows that ...

Barriers to supplement distribution make ‘biofortified’ crops better solution to malnutrition

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. That's the title of ...

Modern food technologies let us choose to spend time in the kitchen, or not to

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. According to a new ...

Is food journalism too uncritical of foodies like Michael Pollan?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. This piece by Hermione Hoby ...

The true cost of GMO labeling may depend on whether food companies reformulate

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. According to Agri-Pulse: A new ...
Consumer comfort with GMOs linked to which companies thought to make them

Consumer comfort with GMOs linked to which companies thought to make them

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The December 2015 edition of ...
Need baseline risk to understand meat or other cancer scares

Need baseline risk to understand meat or other cancer scares

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. If you paid attention ...
Most people want government experts, not public opinion, to decide GMO labeling

Most people want government experts, not public opinion, to decide GMO labeling

I wanted to draw your attention to an aspect of the GMO labeling debate that you don't hear a lot about ...

Agriculture economist Jayson Lusk on why public is wary of GMOs

Just as more Americans grow wary of GMOs, the scientific community is moving in the opposite direction. There is now ...

What’s unintended consequence of companies removing GMOs on customers whim? Lost trust

Diet Pepsi is removing aspartame, Ben and Jerry's and Chipotle are removing GMOs. Pepsi dropping high fructose corn syrup in some ...
Nassim Taleb is wrong: Black Swan more likely for non-GMO food than GM varieties

Nassim Taleb is wrong: Black Swan more likely for non-GMO food than GM varieties

Much has been written about Nassim Taleb's coauthored paper arguing that the precautionary principle dictates that we should avoid GMOs because of ...

Pre-conceived beliefs about food labels can be as important as labels themselves

What we believe about a food's ingredients may have a biological effect on our bodies above and beyond the actual nutrient content. That ...

Agricultural economist challenges Iowa farmer’s claim that GMO corn disliked by cows, causes animal health problems

The Huffington post recently ran a story about Howard Vlieger, one Iowa farmer who became skeptical of effects of GMOs on his animal ...

Why we need GM wheat

Three crops — corn, soybeans and wheat — account for a vast majority of the value of America’s agricultural crop ...