Food Production & Manufacturing

Blog entry | Feb 16 2016
This week, the British Journal of Nutrition released two new meta-analyses that looked at milk and meat products, sparking headlines like The Guardian’s ‘Organic meat and milk could offer health benefits, study suggests’ and The Express’s ‘Why...
Blog entry | Jan 19 2016
A few months ago, a friend of mine invited me to celebrate her birthday at an upscale restaurant. This particular restaurants was known for one dish in particular: pig cheeks. I agreed, mostly because I couldn’t imagine how they would serve this...
Blog entry | Jan 19 2016
If you are someone you know is still eating popcorn, listen up! ...Give them more popcorn! Today is National Popcorn Day. It's a great opportunity to give a shout to our favorite movie snack food and to put to rest some misconceptions about...
Blog entry | Jan 14 2016
(UPDATED below) The news reports about the herbicide glyphosate in the last few months are enough to make you dizzy. The seemingly neverending back-and-forth of messages coming from a variety of sources can make it hard to decipher what information...
Blog entry | Nov 19 2015
What's the deal with animal biotechnology? From Eric Hallerman, PhD, Professor and Head of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech University:  Animals long have been selectively bred for agriculture, leading to dramatic...
Blog entry | Nov 18 2015
From supermarkets to farmers markets, Americans can enjoy hundreds of nutritious, fresh and high-quality fruits and vegetables. In order to provide such a plentiful food supply, conventional and organic farmers have multiple options to protect crops...
Blog entry | Oct 30 2015
Celebrities are known for a lot of things: great hair, spectacular public meltdowns, licking doughnuts … But “sound scientific insights” don’t always make the list. Unfortunately, there are some celebrities whose outspoken opinions on scientific...
Blog entry | Oct 27 2015
In July, Trends in Plant Science published an opinion piece on the psychology of opposition to biotechnology, entitled ‘Fatal Attraction: The Intuitive Appeal of GMO Opposition.’ The premise? We have strong scientific confidence in the fact that...
Blog entry | Oct 21 2015
Millennials are doing things differently, but are they on the right track? It’s not a surprise that Millennials are a diverse and distinct demographic that set them apart from any other generation and when viewed through the lens of health and...
Blog entry | Oct 14 2015
Download the curriculum: High-res PDF   |   Low-res PDF   “Bringing Biotechnology to Life” is a resource for science educators and others interested in learning more about biotechnology and its role in food production. This unit of instruction...

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