Those that live in the affluent countries of the West have little clue of the challenges of farming in the Developing World. In this special episode, Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam (@biobeef) of the University of [...] Read more here
The Extension arm of the Land Grant University system provides a link between university research and the farm. Extension specialists are professional liaisons that understand pressing issues, and seek remedies in the brain trust of [...] Read more here
The problem of farmer suicides in India is very real, and has been for some time. Suicides are driven by indebtedness, and there are many reasons that farmers find themselves in financially challenging times. In [...] Read more here
Dr. Monica Schmidt from the University of Arizona has an interest in using technology to make foods that are better for people. Elimination of fungal toxins and enhanced production of key nutrients are two major [...] Read more here
Rice is a world food staple with an incredible story. Dr. Susan McCouch from Cornell University has been studying rice genetics for decades, and directs efforts in rice education in conjunction with the International [...] Read more here
Just three monthly doses of a nasal vaccine protected mice from allergic reactions upon exposure to peanut, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
A nasal vaccine successfully suppressed peanut...
Angela Records, science advisor to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), joins Chris Barbey to discuss how the organization uses biotechnology to develop local solutions to crop diseases and other issues impacting food security. USAID...
Over the long history of biotech crops and microorganisms Dr. Alan McHughen has been part of the conversation. His 2000 book Pandora’s Picnic Basket examined the promise and risk of biotech crops. Since then he [...] Read more here
Dr. Angela Records joins Chris Barbey to discuss the mission of USAID. USAID is committed to remedies in world food insecurity, with an emphasis on examining current opportunities and meshing new technology and crop biology [...] Read more here
Michelle Miller grew up in Wisconsin and always had an interest in agriculture. When she reached college she traded in rural life for the big city, working in LA at designer stores and living a [...] Read more here
A worker at Cadbury plant was arrested for contaminating the company’s products with HIV-infected blood.
Claiming that various company’s food products have somehow become contaminated with HIV/AIDS has been...
The Cavendish banana is the standard banana of commerce, yet it is under threat by a devastating disease that is spreading quickly around the world. Dr. James Dale and his team have identified a banana [...] Read more here
Other areas swimming in myth and misinformation involve our pets. Domesticated animals are part of our lives, and therefore are frequent subjects of marketing shams and dangerous trends. An animal anti-vaccination movement is alive and...