Emotionally charged rhetoric influences far too many important scientific debates. It’s time for a change, and YOU can help the Cornell Alliance for Science reframe these key discussions.
Ron Sass, a corn and soybean farmer from northeast Iowa, discusses how agricultural biotechnology has helped his family farm, and how it would benefit farmers in the developing world.
The GMO debate is over — again. Last week, the prestigious National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine issued what is probably the most far-reaching report ever produced by the scientific community on genetically engineered food and crops.
Biotechnology can contribute positively by mitigating the impact of climate change in agriculture through greenhouse gas reduction, crops adaptation and increase in yield using less land. As a matter of fact, agricultural biotechnology can provide solutions which include tissue culture, conventional breeding, molecular marker-assisted breeding and genetic engineering.
Are GMOs safe — for humans and the environment? Have they boosted agricultural production, improved people's lives? Have they reduced pesticide use? Given rise to “super weeds”? What does the future hold? GE Crop Study report delves into all the contentious questions swirling around GMOs — questions that anyone engaged in biotech encounters every day.
Chiedozie Egesi discusses the importance of biotechnology in addressing food security in Nigeria.
Dr. Jennifer Thomson, Professor of Microbiology, University of Cape Town, discusses how European views on biotech influence policy in Africa...
Daniel Otunge, coordinator of the Open Forum on Agricultural Technology, discusses the critical need for biotechnology and innovation in Africa.
On an uncharacteristically sunny afternoon in Salem, Oregon, Dr. Vandana Shiva came face to face with science activism.