Though many farmers in India are enjoying better crop yields — and higher incomes —due to technological advances, they still see a looming gap between the tools available to them and farmers in developed nations.
In their 2015 Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates make a "Big Bet" for the next 15 years: That thanks to breakthroughs in health, farming, banking, and education, the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than in any other time in history
Alliance for Science sat down with Trevor Butterworth, Director of Sense About Science (SAS) USA based in NYC, to learn more about this new organization and its stateside vision and plans. Trevor is a visiting fellow at Cornell University. The Alliance and Sense about Science are jointly sponsoring a workshop, Stand up for Science, as part of SAS's Voice of Young Science program.
Headlines: Chipotle Stops Using GE Ingredients, Dr. Oz Faces Mounting Criticism For Promoting Junk Science on Health Remedies, GMOs, EU Approves GM Crops, Pushes Forth Plan to Let Member States Decide, Germany’s National Academy of Science Strongly Endorses GM Crops, Japanese Farmers Petition for GM Field Tests
Headlines: GENeS Launches — New Resource Aims to Improve Media Coverage of Ag Biotech, C.S. Prakash To Receive Borlaug Communications Award, Victory for Science: Brazil Approves FuturaGene’s Biotech Eucalyptus Tree, In the Aftermath of Science#14, Kevin Folta Warns that FOIAs are “Chilling” Dialogue, Urges Scientists to Communicate
Headlines: Grassroots from the Ground Up: The Alliance for Science’s First Course, Nigeria Approves Biosafety Bill, Paving the Way for GE Crops, How I Got Converted to GMO Food: A Report from Bangladesh, Golden Rice Scientists Receive White House Humanitarian Award
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I recently reached out to Dr. Schnurr, as I was interested in learning more about his nuanced, critical view, and where it fits in the broader GMO “debate.”