Food Production & Manufacturing

Blog entry | Jun 30 2016
A group of California farmers did the unexpected this year: They beat their water conservation goals. In spite of an ongoing drought and scorching temperatures, Western farmers continue to produce food, while also cutting their water use. How is...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
Fourth in an occasional series. (See part one, part two and part three.) For Brian Scott, a row crop farmer in Indiana, self-driving cars aren’t all that futuristic sounding. “They’re very cool, but farmers have been able to let their tractors drive...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
For years, the debate over the safety of genetically engineered crops (or genetically modified organisms or GMOS) has come down to one statement: the science isn’t there. Yesterday, the science was delivered. According to a report published...
Blog entry | May 20 2016
Actress Emma Watson might be best known for playing “the brightest witch of her age,” Hermione Granger, in the Harry Potter movies, but she has gotten some of her facts wrong about agriculture. Watson wore a dress made partially of organic silk at...
Press Release | May 11 2016
[Resource page here] [Download this as a PDF] Survey: Food Dialogue Gains Momentum; Media Drive Beliefs, Changes For Consumers, “Healthy” Means What Isn’t, Rather Than What Is, in Foods (WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Americans are hungry for more information...
Blog entry | May 03 2016
A few months back at a family reunion, my mom and I seriously considered hiding the orange juice from the rest of our relatives. We were in Florida, drinking delicious, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and we really didn’t want to share with the 20...
Blog entry | Apr 26 2016
There are 7 billion people on the planet, and in 30 years, that number will grow to 10 billion. While the population boom in the last century has encouraged an abundance of advancements in food safety, science, and convenience, we still have 795...
Blog entry | Apr 12 2016
It’s that time of year- The Environmental Working Group released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list today. The list features twelve fruits and veggies that EWG says have the “highest pesticide loads.” In actuality, the report features a lot of...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2016
Bisphenol-A, or BPA, has long been an incredible example of just how far chatter can run away from science. We even profiled the BPA “debate” as part of our War on (Food) Science series last year. This week is no different, with specious claims...
Blog entry | Mar 23 2016
I always look forward to attending events organized by The Atlantic. They are informative, smart, and provide a balanced view of the topic presented. On March 16, 2016, a sold-out forum at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., addressed a timely topic: ...
Blog entry | Mar 21 2016
When you think of water, what comes to mind? Is it a cool swig after a hard workout? Is it your beach vacation from last year? Or is it whether or not enough water will fall from the sky to grow your food? March 22 is World Water Day, and it’s an...
Blog entry | Mar 17 2016
St. Patrick’s Day might have you seeing green. Green hats. Green food. Green beer. That’s all fine and dandy. But if you are feeling green, that’s a different story. It might be something you ate. According to the 2015 Food and Health Survey, the...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2016
Most Americans, including myself, grew up hearing the tall tales of fictional characters like the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan, his blue ox Babe, and Pecos Bill, who “tamed the Wild West.” And of course, there’s Johnny Appleseed, that mythical man...

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