Food Production & Manufacturing

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
Click here to download the curriculum.   “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 addresses national...
Press Release | Oct 14 2015
From left to right: Julie Tesch (Executive Director, American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture),  William Craft, Jr. ( U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Programs), Dr. Channapatna Prakash (Dean, College...
Blog entry | Oct 07 2015
Biotech foods ('GMOs') are safe. Period. That may seem like a bold statement, but it comes with the weight of a huge body of research and global consensus among preeminent health organizations. To understand the safety of food biotech, it helps to...
Blog entry | Oct 01 2015
From calculating the nutrients for a TPN drip to answering the question “what’s the deal with kale?,” registered dietitians are equipped to handle any nutrition issue. But RDNs aren’t only giving advice about nutrition anymore. With more and more...
Press Release | Sep 01 2015
(Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 2015) — The top food safety concern among Americans is no longer “foodborne illness,” having been overtaken by “chemicals in food,” according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2015 Food and...
Blog entry | Aug 24 2015
If you’re checking Facebook, watching morning shows, or answering calls from your mom, you’ve probably already seen the latest headline grab from Consumer Reports, claiming that your ground beef is, inevitably, going to kill you. If you remember...

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