biotechnology

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...
Blog entry | Mar 20 2015
Originally posted Nov. 21, 2014 UPDATE (March 20, 2015): The FDA has concluded that six varieties of genetically engineered potatoes are "as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts." USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (...
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 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...

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