biotechnology

Blog entry | May 11 2015
Bill Nye, "the Science Guy," helped make "geek chic" chic before it was chic. He also made science cool for a generation who grew up watching his eponymous PBS Kids program. More recently, he has become a science evangelist for audiences of all ages...
Blog entry | Apr 27 2015
Last week, something wonderful happened. The Daily Show dove into the newly approved low-acrylamide potato, produced using biotechnology. The show called out Jeffrey Smith, executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), for...
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...
Blog entry | Apr 20 2015
If you're like us, you've probably come across several people who are opposed to so-called "genetically modified organisms," or GMOs. We prefer terms like "food biotechnology" or "genetically engineered" because, in reality, genetic modification has...
Blog entry | Mar 27 2015
This month’s issue of National Geographic arrived in mailboxes (yes, those still exist) covering a pretty heated topic: The War on Science. You can dig into their feature online, which covers everything from the anti-vaccination movement to fear of...
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...
Blog entry | Mar 20 2015
Originally posted Feb. 12, 2015 UPDATE (March 20, 2015): The FDA has concluded that the genetically engineered apples are "as safe and nutritious" as their conventional counterparts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health...
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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