When the word “pesticides” is used in Scientific American, it usually means bad hype for those of us who grow crops. And hype may be louder than reality.
Articles by Jack DeWitt
Activists love to use misconceptions about two artificial sweeteners, saccharin and aspartame, to beat Monsanto over the head, unfairly in my opinion. They love to disparage these sweeteners and declare that “Monsanto is the company that gave us saccharin, aspartame, and PCBs.” That’s only partly correct. Saccharin (Sweet & Low, Necta Sweet) is the oldest […]
Corn syrup is glucose, and public stigma is because they often don’t understand that glucose is the body’s energy source and the only usable sugar found in blood.
Norman Borlaug’s work during the Green Revolution inspired others to duplicate his results with other crops, including rice in South and East Asia.
Norman Borlaug made three wheat breeding innovations that foreshadowed his remarkable contributions to feeding the world and the Green Revolution.
Vogt saw modern agricultural methods as an environmental disaster, while Borlaug saw an opportunity to preserve land by doing more on less.
Though constantly under threat from environmentalists, supporters of the four lower Snake River dams have successfully countered efforts to breach the dams.
Volunteer wheat obviously competes with a seeded crop for nutrients and moisture, but since they contribute to yield, is the competition serious?
If we can engineer plants to make at least some of their nitrogen perhaps, we can use renewable energy sources to make the rest through electrolysis.