Writing the eggplant post last week left me in a quandary. Since I live in the US, calling it eggplant seems natural. But then all through my childhood I called it baingan in Hindi and brinjal in English. Some of my readers from the UK will probably want to call it aubergine, while Australians, I hear, prefer the…
— Read on theoddpantry.com/2015/03/13/a-thousand-names-for-eggplant/
When it comes to top fruit, the southern hemisphere is currently passing the baton to the north. The transition in trade is expected to be smooth, without many major problems. In most of the…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9250689/overview-global-apple-market/
Organic vs. GMOs: six recurring a priori of an ideological debate
— Read on www.europeanscientist.com/en/environment/organic-vs-gmos-six-recurring-a-priori-of-an-ideological-debate/
Each year, the farmers around the world who produce our food (fruits, vegetables, grains) get the equivalent of a “grade” on a giant “group project.” For 2014 they got another A+ as they have for many years. The “test” entails thousands of food samples, which the USDA collects from normal US […]
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/stevensavage/2016/03/01/ten-thousand-new-reasons-not-to-worry-about-pesticide-residues/
Europe’s quest to confront climate change and achieve carbon neutrality is being undermined by “ Big Ag”? That’s not my claim. It’s the latest in a series
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/08/26/viewpoint-farm-to-fork-failure-how-europes-obsession-with-organic-farming-undermines-global-sustainable-farming-movement/
Chile’s intense political unrest exacerbated by months of COVID-19 quarantine has temporarily overshadowed a relentless environmental
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/09/01/chile-developing-a-golden-apple-and-fruits-that-grow-in-the-desert/
Of all the elements the EU considers in ag regulations, science gets the shortest shrift.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/09/04/examining-the-eus-contradictory-treatment-of-glyphosate-and-copper-sulfate-pesticides/
Several federal agencies unveiled strategic plans this year related to scientific research and innovations in agriculture, food safety, and nutrition. Science of food professionals will be critical to executing each of these.
— Read on www.ift.org/news-and-publications/blog/2020/the-future-of-agriculture-food-safety-and-nutrition