sustainability

Blog entry | Jun 04 2015
Nearly two-thirds of Americans have thought about whether their foods and beverages are produced in an environmentally sustainable way. But, there isn't much consensus about the meaning of a sustainable diet: 39% see it representing a ‘balanced,...
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 | 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 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 | 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...
Media | Jul 16 2014
Why are antibiotics used in cows? Could they make human antibiotics less effective? Are farms too crowded? How do antibiotics in animals affect the safety of your food? Get all the answers you need with Dr. Morgan Scott, veterinarian and professor...
Blog entry | Mar 16 2010
Get out your green knickers and shake hands with a leprechaun, for everyone is Irish on St. Patty's Day! Aside from the traditional fare of Irish stew and soda bread, you might find yourself enjoying some green foods this St. Patrick's Day-perhaps...