Sustainability

Blog entry | Aug 18 2016
When it comes to my Tuesday evenings, there’s always one show I tune into, "Chopped." If you haven’t seen it, it’s a show where four chefs compete by using an unusual combination of ingredients to create a delicious meal. Entertaining and exciting,...
Blog entry | Aug 02 2016
A new study from a European farm organization highlights just how important crop protection tools – like insecticides, herbicides and fungicides – are to farmers. The report found that if regulations were to limit the crop protection products...
Blog entry | Jul 26 2016
The past few months have given me quite a few reasons to break out my I Love GMOs shirt.  First in May, the National Academy of Sciences released a comprehensive 388-page report concluding GMOs are safe for humans and animals to eat. This is the...
Press Release | Jul 18 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – The ideal presidential candidate is not the only thing Americans have a hard time agreeing on. An ideological rift exists on certain food issues too. The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2016 Food and...
Blog entry | Jun 30 2016
A group of California farmers did the unexpected this year: They beat their water conservation goals. In spite of an ongoing drought and scorching temperatures, Western farmers continue to produce food, while also cutting their water use. How is...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
Fourth in an occasional series. (See part one, part two and part three.) For Brian Scott, a row crop farmer in Indiana, self-driving cars aren’t all that futuristic sounding. “They’re very cool, but farmers have been able to let their tractors drive...
Blog entry | May 20 2016
Actress Emma Watson might be best known for playing “the brightest witch of her age,” Hermione Granger, in the Harry Potter movies, but she has gotten some of her facts wrong about agriculture. Watson wore a dress made partially of organic silk at...
Press Release | May 11 2016
[Resource page here] [Download this as a PDF] Survey: Food Dialogue Gains Momentum; Media Drive Beliefs, Changes For Consumers, “Healthy” Means What Isn’t, Rather Than What Is, in Foods (WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Americans are hungry for more information...
Blog entry | May 11 2016
Sunday nights are the only part of the week that matters for me during the next three months when HBO’s “Game of Thrones” airs. The time in between each new episode is simply for reviewing the last episode and postulating what will happen the next...
Blog entry | Apr 26 2016
There are 7 billion people on the planet, and in 30 years, that number will grow to 10 billion. While the population boom in the last century has encouraged an abundance of advancements in food safety, science, and convenience, we still have 795...
Blog entry | Apr 12 2016
It’s that time of year- The Environmental Working Group released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list today. The list features twelve fruits and veggies that EWG says have the “highest pesticide loads.” In actuality, the report features a lot of...
Blog entry | Mar 21 2016
When you think of water, what comes to mind? Is it a cool swig after a hard workout? Is it your beach vacation from last year? Or is it whether or not enough water will fall from the sky to grow your food? March 22 is World Water Day, and it’s an...
Blog entry | Mar 15 2016
A study released March 14 concluded that more than 500,000 people could die due to the effects of climate change on food production. And it isn’t the first warning. This headline comes after a 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
Blog entry | Mar 03 2016
This week, my alma mater, Purdue University, published a study in AgBioForum that aimed to answer a simple question: What would the world look like without genetically engineered crops? They answered the question with my personal favorite discipline...
Blog entry | Feb 01 2016
This week, Bill and Melinda Gates spoke to the Wall Street Journal at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about how food biotechnology can help those in Africa. During the interview, they explained how biotech foods help make crops more...

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