biotechnology

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...
Blog entry | Jul 31 2014
Neil deGrasse Tyson, speaker of some of our favorite science quotes (especially the one above!), shared his take on "the attention that genetically modified foods are receiving," "artificial selection" of crops, and the "fear factor" with science....
Blog entry | Jul 28 2014
Last week, a "hit list" site emerged calling for violent attacks on both journalists and scientists who write about benefits of biotechnology. For many of us who communicate the science of food and nutrition, it was a pretty frightening turn in what...
Article | Jun 25 2014
A slightly modified version of a widely discredited study purporting to show a link between consumption of biotech corn and tumors in rats, originally published in 2012, has resurfaced. Appearing first in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, ...

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