Resources

Media Library

During our work in the field we have curated beautiful, impactful images and videos that tell the stories of our work to end world hunger through the use of science and evidence-based policies for food and agriculture. Take a look and download images today for your program usage. If you’re interested in raw video footage or other photographs, please contact jc2436@cornell.edu.

GMO myths debunked

Agricultural biotechnology has been subjected to a massive disinformation campaign that has given rise to numerous myths. We debunk the 10 most common myths and offer a version in Spanish. We also debunk the 10 most common myths in Africa and share 10 things everyone should know about GMOs in Africa.

Database of Emerging Agricultural Learning (DEAL)

This database is your one-stop shop to discover the exciting research that is taking place at universities, public research centers, and small businesses.

All of the data here is publicly sourced and available for reuse. You can download the entire dataset directly from this website, but please acknowledge Cornell Alliance for Science. Head over to the platform and add your research.

GMO Papaya Case Study

Designed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Harmon, the goal of this case study is to discuss the issues surrounding the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture. We will focus on the Rainbow papaya, a variety of fruit that was engineered to resist a virus that has heavily impacted papaya crops across the globe. For use by educators at the high school and college level. Download case study

Useful Websites for Reporting and Researching Biotech

Crop Life International has created a handy-dandy website that tracks plant biotech developments around the globe, sortable by country, crop and traits.

The Parrott Lab, based at the University of Georgia, conducts research on the development and use of technology for crop genetic engineering and genome editing. Its website resources include photos, debunked scientific papers on genetic engineering and even cartoons.

The website of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Statewide Biotechnology Workgroup offers educational resources focused broadly on issues related to agriculture, crops, animals, foods and the technologies used to improve them.

If people have the facts about GMOs, they often do change their minds, as this Intelligence Squared debate on GMO foods makes clear.

Though the genetically engineered papaya helped save Hawaii’s small farms, it’s had a rough road. The tragic papaya website by Cornell Prof. Tony Shelton chronicles how this virus-resistant fruit became collateral damage in the global debate on biotechnology.

Agricultural biotechnology: What are the issues?

If you’re looking for accurate information about biotechnology compiled by researchers from US land grant universities, check out this report. Though the 2002 document is slightly outdated, it’s still a useful source.

Agricultural biotechnology: Informing the dialogue

From agriculture and biotechnology 101 to the techniques of modern plant biotechnology, this resource from Cornell University offers a thorough look at this compelling topic. The adoption figures are outdated, but it still covers the bases well.

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