Evidence Stacking Up Against Biotechnology Critics

Editors Note: republished with permission from www.technologyandpolicy.org. By Calestous Juma Critics of agricultural biotechnology have long maintained that the technology is unsuitable for small-scale farmers and harmful to the environment. But according to newly-released adoption rates, evidence is pointing in…

The real success story of GM cotton and edible cotton oil in India 2002-2011

A wonderful colorful and readable booklet about the success of Bt cotton in India has been made available from the ISAAA website for India.A sample table from this booklet tells the story of the massive expansion of cotton output over…

Deadly Choices — Junk science costs lives

Most of the time scientists can rely on publications that go through the careful critical review by other scientists. But sometimes papers get rushed through to publication, and there can be hasty, even harmful decisions made by journal editors. On…

First they banned irradiation of foods, then GMOs, now they are starting on nanotechnology — all life-saving technologies.

Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: "Nanostructured water treatment products to be worth $2.2 billion in 2015" Warnings from nutritional hell, with apologies to El Bosco We live in a world where whole organisations make comfortable incomes by demonising technology. These…

Bill Gates speaks out about helping small farmers gain access to reliable markets

Chicago Council on Global Affairs Speech May 24, 2011, Prepared Remarks by Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Thank you, Representative Granger, for that kind introduction. Everyone here is grateful for your long-standing leadership…

Bill and Melinda Gates are giving a boost to BioCassava Plus too

from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation webpage on BioCassava PlusBioCassava PlusThe NeedCassava is central to the diets of more than 250 million people in Africa. Though rich in calories, it offers limited nutritional value. As a result, many people who rely…

Golden Rice’s true colours shine through at the Gates Foundation

From the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation webpage: a page with truly hopeful sparkleGolden RiceThe NeedRice is the staple food crop for more than half of the world’s population, and is especially important in Asia. While it is ample in calories, it…