biotechnology

Blog entry | Feb 12 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that it has approved two varieties of apples that will produce much lower levels of an enzyme that ordinarily causes the fruit to turn an...
Blog entry | Feb 11 2015
It's hard to see headlines about vaccinations and not think about another promising technology for humans: biotechnology. But the analogies only go so far. First there was news about cases of mumps among NHL hockey players. Then came word of measles...
Blog entry | Feb 05 2015
“To turn caring into action, we need to see a problem, find a solution, and deliver impact.”- Bill Gates Bill Gates is a billionaire with a heart as big as his brain. He’s a computer geek turned philanthropist. So it’s fitting that Bill believes...
Blog entry | Jan 26 2015
Headlines on the latest consumer survey popped up all over my feeds this week. They varied from exasperated (80% Of Americans Support Mandatory Labels On Foods Containing DNA. DNA!) to insulting (Are Americans really dumb enough to worry about food...
Blog entry | Nov 21 2014
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced the “deregulated” status for a new variety of genetically engineered potato that has been improved to produce less of the heat-formed compound, acrylamide, as well as to...
Blog entry | Nov 17 2014
In 1983, the first scientific report on the development of genetically engineered (GE or food biotechnology, also inaccurately referred to as GMOs) plant cells was published (1). Since then, agricultural biotechnology farming has dramatically...
Blog entry | Nov 12 2014
Lately, the use of the word 'natural' has become the source of much public debate, since the definition can vary by product, as opposed to terms like 'organic' that have a standardized definition.  In the recent New York Times’ opinion column Room...
Press Release | Oct 27 2014
Foods Containing Ingredients Produced using Biotechnology are as Safe as Conventional The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation would like to correct media reports raising concerns about infant formula containing ingredients...
Blog entry | Oct 14 2014
This weekend, somewhere in between the Shia Labeouf segment and the LL Cool J segment, Jimmy Kimmel started lighting up my favorite blogs and newsfeeds. In his ever-beloved man-on-the-street segment, he introduced us to farmer's market shoppers,...
Blog entry | Oct 02 2014
Consumer Reports did wonders for me when I was buying my first appliances. As a kitchen newbee, it made a big difference to have a brand-impartial commentator predicting all the practical errors I was sure to run into with every toaster oven. I had...

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