agriculture

Blog entry | Jan 14 2016
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 is factual and...
Blog entry | Jan 11 2016
Year of the pulse? No, we aren’t talking about feeling your heartbeat. Instead, we're talking about food. Pulses are attracting attention this year with the United Nations (UN) declaring 2016 the UN International Year of Pulses. You might be...
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 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...
Blog entry | Aug 24 2015
Water is kind of a big deal. Without it, there would be no farms, no food, no anything (except rocks).The earth would basically be a more temperate version of Mars. This World Water Week, we’re taking a moment to reflect on how technology is helping...
Press Release | Jul 02 2015
(Washington, D.C.) — Marianne Smith Edge, senior vice president of nutrition and food safety at the International Food Information Council Foundation, has been named by President Barack Obama as part of a Presidential Delegation to “United States...
Blog entry | Jun 24 2015
We’ve seen some pretty crazy language about farming, pesticides, and our fruit and veggies. From the concrete jungle (we’re based in downtown Washington, D.C.), it can be hard to know what’s really going on with our food out on the farm. We spoke...
Continuing Professional Education | Jun 10 2015
Fact: Aside from health organizations and government agencies, health professionals are the #1 most-trusted source for consumers for information on food biotechnology. As a result, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) may be getting more...
Blog entry | May 28 2015
Before I joined the FoodInsight team, I’d spend work days in one of two ways. Some days, I’d be riding between African farms in the back of a pickup, learning the Nkole word for ‘thank you’ and seeing first-hand the barriers to and impact of...
Blog entry | Apr 22 2015
Sun, seeds, soil, and now… satellite positioning. Technology has added a whole new dimension to farming. New innovations don’t just make life easier for farmers, they can help to protect the environment. This Earth Day, let’s look at three ways that...
Press Release | Mar 24 2015
Pictured are David B. Schmidt (L), president and CEO of the International Food Information Council, and Dr. Nina Fedoroff of Penn State University. Credit: Matt Raymond/IFIC (Washington, D.C.) -  International Food Information Council (IFIC)...
Press Release | Mar 24 2015
  (Link to press release) Prepared Testimony of David B. Schmidt, President and CEO International Food Information Council Hearing on the Costs and Impacts of Mandatory Biotechnology Labeling Laws U.S. House Committee on Agriculture March 24, 2015...
Press Release | Mar 20 2015
Recent publications by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and Consumer Reports question the safety of consuming conventionally grown fruits, vegetables, and foods containing crops grown with pesticides. The International Food...

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