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Who are the scientists who paved the way to modern crop breeding?

Who are the scientists who paved the way to modern crop breeding?

Carol Curchoe | 
[Here are] some of the agricultural industry’s biggest game-changers over the past two centuries. They may not be household names, ...
Viewpoint: ‘Well intentioned’ Sri Lankan plan to embrace organic farming tainted by lack of science, damaging its economy, health, and food security

Viewpoint: ‘Well intentioned’ Sri Lankan plan to embrace organic farming tainted by lack of science, damaging its economy, health, and food security

Tim Durham | 
In Sri Lanka, world renowned for its tea production, an initiative to go all-organic — the textbook definition of a ...
‘There’s so much misinformation swirling around the internet’: Are pesticides really safe and necessary?

‘There’s so much misinformation swirling around the internet’: Are pesticides really safe and necessary?

Brian Boyce | 
Here are 5 things you may not know about pesticides — from their long backstory to their development and testing ...
Viewpoint: New York’s ‘Birds and Bees Protection Act' targeting neonicotinoid pesticides doesn’t protect either and would hurt farmers

Viewpoint: New York’s ‘Birds and Bees Protection Act’ targeting neonicotinoid pesticides doesn’t protect either and would hurt farmers

Amanda Zaluckyj | 
[Recently,] the New York legislature began advancing the Birds and Bees Protection Act. If it passes both chambers and is ...
Viewpoint: ‘If it’s organic, it’s non-GMO’: Why consumers don’t need this recently introduced ‘irrelevant food label’ on grocery store shelves

Viewpoint: ‘If it’s organic, it’s non-GMO’: Why consumers don’t need this recently introduced ‘irrelevant food label’ on grocery store shelves

Kacie Hulshof | 
While I typically try and shop around labels that are not supportive or have no relation to the actual product ...
‘Food culture disruptors’: Gen Z — the largest and most diverse generation ever — is demanding better prices, quality and ethics in agriculture

‘Food culture disruptors’: Gen Z — the largest and most diverse generation ever — is demanding better prices, quality and ethics in agriculture

Jaclyn Krymowski | 
Gen Zers have been called “food culture disruptors” based on their culinary skills (thanks to internet tutorials and recipes, many ...
In ‘urgent plea’ for organic farming to allow biotechnology, researchers say Europe’s Farm to Fork program ‘will likely fail’ without it

In ‘urgent plea’ for organic farming to allow biotechnology, researchers say Europe’s Farm to Fork program ‘will likely fail’ without it

An international research team, including scientists from Wageningen University & Research [WUR] in the Netherlands, says that unless the EU ...
Video: Vaccines are rescuing the world from COVID. Could they also protect food crops from deadly plant diseases and pandemics?

Video: Vaccines are rescuing the world from COVID. Could they also protect food crops from deadly plant diseases and pandemics?

Carol Curchoe | 
Preventing plant-disease outbreaks is an urgent matter — as urgent as having a rapid response strategy for human viruses. The ...
Viewpoint: ‘Organic At All Costs’? How a small clique of anti-GMO groups invented the conventional vs organic myth

Viewpoint: ‘Organic At All Costs’? How a small clique of anti-GMO groups invented the conventional vs organic myth

Ryan Tipps | 
Today’s farmers aren’t uneducated self-serving workers driven solely by greed. They are genuine stewards of the land, who employ a ...
'Regenerative medicine' could help produce synthetic meat that mimics the texture and mouthfeel of steak

‘Regenerative medicine’ could help produce synthetic meat that mimics the texture and mouthfeel of steak

Tissue engineering of cultured meat is under development at several centers worldwide. However, most biosynthetic meat products are amorphous or ...
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Golden Rice: A tool of modern day ‘neo-colonialism’?

Tim Durham | 
Noted Forbes and Slate contributor, blogger, and speaker Kavin Senapathy recently went against the grain, railing against Golden Rice and ...
Viewpoint: ‘Wellness influencers’ rely on shopper science ignorance to sell ‘clean' products

Viewpoint: ‘Wellness influencers’ rely on shopper science ignorance to sell ‘clean’ products

The purpose of [“wellness influencer”] accounts is typically to sell “cleaner” or more “natural” products, but they don’t achieve that ...
RNA technology gave us a COVID vaccine. It could also help control plant pests without insecticides

RNA technology gave us a COVID vaccine. It could also help control plant pests without insecticides

Carol Curchoe | 
With the development of Pfizer’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, RNA technology has been dominating the news cycle. … A decade ago, ...
Viewpoint: ‘Celebrate pesticides!’ Why farmers should defend technology that produces our abundant food supply

Viewpoint: ‘Celebrate pesticides!’ Why farmers should defend technology that produces our abundant food supply

Michelle Miller | 
Social media is really one of the best ways to reach people nowadays. As much as we might hate to ...
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Viewpoint: There’s no such thing as a ‘toxic’ chemical (it’s all based on dose and exposure)—and 4 other common food marketing myths busted

[H]ere are five common “healthy halo” buzzwords to look out for. … 1) Clean Everything from “clean ingredients” to “clean ...
Social media misled you about pesticides. A farmer explains what they are and how they protect our food

Social media misled you about pesticides. A farmer explains what they are and how they protect our food

Michelle Miller | 
It seems that too many people don’t realize that herbicides are considered a type of pesticide. All herbicides are pesticides, ...
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Cowspiracy? GMO OMG? Beware of misleading food ‘documentaries,’ ex-organic farmer warns

Jonathan Lawler | 
Not long ago, I spoke to a teacher who had recently shown Food, Inc. to her class, and she asked me my ...
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Generation Z accepts GMOs, but 72% not ready to eat lab-grown meat, survey shows

It wasn’t long ago that a U.S.-based study found that 77 percent of Generation Z are just fine with food ...
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Viewpoint: ‘GMOs change your DNA’ and 7 other anti-biotech myths debunked

There are quite a bit of misconceptions and myths surrounding that term and what GMOs actually are. But it’s important ...
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Viewpoint: Court-ordered dicamba weedkiller ban could fuel new legal strategy to restrict Bayer’s Roundup

Jack DeWitt | 
On June 3, 2020, a panel of three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San ...
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We depend on bees for 1/3 of our food? Pesticides threaten bees? Farmer challenges pollinator myths

Jack DeWitt | 
.... [W]ithout [bee] pollination efforts, the world would still have plenty of food .... The vegetables we eat don’t require ...
Study Finds Cheerios Oats Other Breakfast Foods May Contain Weed Killer

Glyphosate contaminates food? Simple testing method could dispel exaggerated weedkiller risk claims

Researchers at Leipzig University in Germany say they have developed a quick and simple way of testing for glyphosate in ...
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Iowa farmer: I was duped by misleading ‘organic’ food labels. Learn from my mistakes

Michelle Miller | 
Years ago, I watched a “documentary” about the American food supply. While I’m not going to tell you the U.S ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Monocultures’ unnatural? Mother Nature grows them, too

Tim Durham | 
....[Wh]at’s often in the crosshairs of activists is the philosophy of the planting system — the “dreaded” monoculture. Row crops ...
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Could indoor ‘freight farms’ provide ideal growing conditions for CRISPR-edited crops?

Jaclyn Krymowski | 
The technology and innovation moving within modern day agriculture is so fast-paced and expansive, you can find futuristic solutions, ideas, ...
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Viewpoint: Avoid these 6 bogus labels at the grocery store to save money

Michelle Miller | 
Are you paying more for certain food labels? Who can blame you! With the rise of labels and wanting to ...
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Consumers love technology, survey shows—but not when it comes to GMOs and farming

Technology in agriculture is how we’ll feed a growing population, make farming more sustainable and improve the lives of farm ...
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Neonic pesticides offer negligible benefits to farmers? ‘Nonsense,’ says Iowa soybean grower

Wayne Fredericks | 
Most people would say that life is unpredictable. We have our plans and routines, but there’s no way to tell ...
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