Q&A with Haven Baker on Simplot’s Innate™ Potatoes

There's a new genetically engineered potato in town that doesn't brown when cut or fried, nor does it make acrylamide. J. R. Simplot Company petitioned the USDA to deregulate their Innate™ potatoes, and the public comment period has just been…

TechNyou carry great story about GM wheat: the story of our daily bread |

GM wheat: the story of our daily bread | TechNyouBY JASON MAJORTECHNYOU (reproduced here by kind permission of TechNyou)Australian consumers will soon be eating GM bread that has never been proven safe, according to Greenpeace.Greenpeace have lately been rattling the…

Oxfam should get serious about malnutrition: Africa needs roads and nitrates

A recent UK Times opinion piece by rational optimist Matt Ridley has really hit the nail of the head about food security, linking together many issues that are repeatedly tackled at this website. The value of fertiliser. The needs of Africa. The…

What Europeans should have read about pathogenic E. coli in 2007 to have helped avoid the current food safety crisis

E. coli can survive for a long time on composted soilsGermany is fatally sick. There is a lethal elephant in the room.  This is that elephant:"Use of animal wastes in fertilization of fresh fruits and vegetable plots significantly increased the…

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…

Australian scientific collaboration set to break world’s reliance on fish for long chain omega-3

12 April 2011. Press releaseA pioneering Australian research alliance is leading the international race to break the world’s reliance on fish stocks for its supply of the vital dietary nutrient, long chain omega-3.Today (Tuesday 12 April) three Australian organisations announced…

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