Mark Lynas’ Seeds of Science is “must” reading

April 12, 2018 | Suggested reading

“Back in the 1990s, Mark Lynas was an eco-terrorist, descending on trial sites of genetically modified crops at night and hacking them to pieces. Many people still think ‘GMO’ foods are bad for their health or damaging to the environment, but Mark has totally changed his mind.  Here is a review of his new book.”  RB Halaby, Chairman

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Reinventing the strawberry

August 30, 2017 | Suggested reading

“The New Yorker is America’s best written magazine, covering every subect under the sun including politics, the arts, and reviews. They occasionally have essays like this one on agricultural matters.  Their essays on scientific subjects always ring true.  They cover their subjects evenly and fairly and present the facts with no bias.” RB Halaby, Chairman

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Video explains plant breeding innovations

July 24, 2017 | Suggested reading

“This isn’t really ‘suggested reading’–it’s actually ‘suggested watching’, a series of videos produced by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA).  Clicking on Read the Article below will provide you with an excellent explanation of plant breeding and the role it plays in making a better life for everyone.”  RB Halaby, Chairman

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New research with great promise for fighting world hunger

November 29, 2016 | Suggested reading

“If the research described here translates to food crops, it could increase food production by 40-50 %. How terrible it would be if unfounded and unscientific fear of GMOs kept research like this from moving forward!” RB Halaby, Chairman

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Why industrial farms are good for the environment

October 5, 2016 | Suggested reading

“I am delighted to see the New York Times finally waking up to covering agriculture responsibly. In the past too much of its editorial policy regarding agriculture was driven by a myopic vision of a Manhattan resident.”  RB Halaby, Chairman

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