Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Just like anything that goes into your body, it’s the dose (the amount) that matters ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than 'natural' organics

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than ‘natural’ organics

Most consumers believe organic farming avoids pesticides and prioritizes the health of the environment more than conventional farming. However, this ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Many consumers choose to buy higher-priced organic produce because they believe organic foods are not grown using pesticides and therefore ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 3: How dangerous is glyphosate?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 3: How dangerous is glyphosate?

Although pesticide toxicity and biodegradability has decreased overall during the last few decades, many consumers are still worried about pesticides ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

it is important to balance risks with the benefits that pesticides provide ...
Pesticides and Food: It's not a black or white issue — Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

What is the truth about crop pesticides and their residues in food in 2018? ...
Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch: The chemists who revolutionized fertilizer production and 'changed the world for the better'

Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch: The chemists who revolutionized fertilizer production and ‘changed the world for the better’

Without the efforts of Haber and Bosch, the world’s population would be much smaller ...
Eliminating dairy cows would reduce US greenhouse gas emissions just 0.7 percent while cutting essential nutrient supply, study finds

Eliminating dairy cows would reduce US greenhouse gas emissions just 0.7 percent while cutting essential nutrient supply, study finds

A commonly suggested solution to reduce greenhouse gas output has been to reduce or eliminate [the dairy] industry in favor ...
Factory Supply Higher Quality Blue Granular Powder Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate

Organic fungicide copper sulfate endangers humans, animals and insects

Organic farming is not chemical free. Copper sulfate is a popular one. How does it work and how does it ...
unnamed file

Viewpoint: Calling gene-edited crops ‘natural’ won’t dispel public skepticism. Here’s a better way to build trust in CRISPR

What determines whether a genetically modified vegetable or fruit is natural? ...
kling superjumbo

Viewpoint: How biotech crops, lab-grown meat and other food innovations could jump start post-COVID economic recovery

COVID-19 threatens to slow or halt agricultural innovation in the US by exacerbating the decline in public R&D and threatening ...
images

Viewpoint: Organic food represents a ‘reactionary’ ideology that doesn’t support health or sustainable farming⁠—and should not be subsidized

The health and environmental benefits claimed by organic agriculture are based on shaky scientific foundations ...
scientists shred study that says genetically modified food makes pigs sick

Viewpoint: News or propaganda? UK newspaper the Guardian paid over $800k to publish anti-farming ‘investigation’

Publishing propaganda as news is dishonest and lets readers down. Dr. Henry Miller, the founding director of the FDA's Office ...
orig

Genetic analysis unravels East Asia’s history, highlighting migration of early farmers

Ancient genomics is starting to unravel the history of East Asia. The first large-scale studies of ancient human genomes from ...
mw hx imposs zh

Impossible Foods says plant-based meat can ‘disrupt’ animal agriculture without displacing farmers

The plant-based meat industry will need the millions of workers now employed in animal agriculture, the founder of Impossible Foods ...
hunger borlaug x

Viewpoint: Norman Borlaug knew technology could fight hunger. In the biotech age, we ignore his wisdom at our peril

Borlaug’s brilliant insights were double-cropping and dwarfing, his incredible focus and hard work are a matter of record, and then ...
pigs human organs feature

Does ‘factory farming’ increase our risk of experiencing pandemics?

Some experts have hypothesized that the novel coronavirus made the jump from animals to humans in China’s wet markets, just ...
image f eb ba c ad a

‘Climate proofing’ the world’s food supply with edible microorganisms

We need a global food production system that is tolerant to unpredictable climate fluctuations ...
ADVERTISEMENT
Habitat destruction Rain forest destruction in thailand form Aerial view

Can we prevent future pandemics while transforming more forests into farms?

Viruses that jump from animals to people, like the one responsible for COVID-19, will likely become more common as people ...
tequila shortage internal

Tequila-powered cars: Will biofuel from agave plants help avert energy shortages?

The agave plant used to make tequila could be established in semi-arid Australia as an environmentally friendly solution to Australia's ...
clean meat

Soy protein could help turn lab-grown steaks into realistic beef alternatives

Currently scientists have only produced relatively tiny nuggets of lab-grown meat, which can imitate ground beef for use in hamburgers ...
ag

‘Unforgiving math’: Why intensive agriculture is needed to fight climate change and feed 10 billion people

There is an unforgiving math at the interface of agriculture and the environment ...
piglet vet needle

Pigs could accelerate coronavirus vaccine development

The Pirbright Institute is joining in the global battle to help control COVID-19 by using its unique expertise and facilities ...
solidago virgaurea var leiocarpa

Plants communicate to fight off pests. Their ‘conversations’ might help us safeguard our food crops

When a beetle larva bites into the leaf of a goldenrod plant .... [t]he bite damages the goldenrod .... causing ...
whey protein

Boosting sustainability and combating world hunger using protein from CO2-munching bacteria

This 'miracle' protein powder has the potential to significantly impact our efforts to feed a growing population ...
animal antibiotics use in the spotlight wrbm large

FDA reports 38% decline in animal antibiotic sales since 2015, easing public health concerns

For several years, an area of focus for those of us involved in farm animal care has been a commitment ...
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

* indicates required
Email Lists