With a recent ruling in the Philippines that Golden rice is safe for consumption, the nation may be the first Asian country to approve it for planting.
Articles by Jack DeWitt
Many food-safety issues could be prevented by radiation technology that was thoroughly researched in the 1950s but never widely applied.
While farmers do still have improvements to make, our productive future thanks to current regenerative agriculture practices has never been more secure.
China aspires to be the world leader in seed breeding, as it also aspires to be the leader in most industries in the 21st century. They may well succeed.
Despite the fact that agriculture and forestry are a net carbon sink, we should use practices that reduce emissions and sink carbon back into the Earth.
Glyphosate has been a soil conservation promoter like no other in the last 40 years. It would be a huge setback for conservation if it were ever banned.
Leghemoglobin, used for the Impossible Burger blood, has genetically engineered roots and is groundbreaking in other ways.
In the semi-arid portions of the West, maximum moisture accumulation in fallow fields is the goal of farmers rotating wheat with fallow. Stewart Wuest, ARS soil scientist at the Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit in Adams, Oregon, recently gave a lecture at the Unit on his research and observations on this subject over the […]
John DeWitt estimates that some new research is mainly another attempt to trash corn production and change what we grow for food.