Golden Rice: Loved by humanitarians, reviled by environmentalists

Despite the Philippines and Bangladesh edging toward commercializing it, New Zealand’s food regulation agency (FSANZ) endorsed approving importing Golden Rice for sale in order to reduce trade disorder with Asian countries that allow it. Unfortunately, an opposition group named GE-Free New Zealand has started an effort urging New Zealand’s food safety minister to review the…

How technology will help us feed the world

The Institue of Economic Affairs’s Head of Education Dr Steve Davies and News Editor Kate Andrews discuss how farming technology is revolutionising our world. Although current discussions of the future of tech tend to focus on AI, automation and robotics, Steve explains how recent advancements in farming offer solutions some of the key crises of…

We’re All Gonna Starve … No, Wait!

A pervasive fear of overpopulating the world swept America and other countries in the late 1960s and ‘70s, but a revolution in food production turned predictions of a population bomb into a worldwide boom. The left-wing alarmism about mankind’s imminent doom and gloom has been going on for years. Like all doomsayers, they were and…

Study: [Round Up] won’t give you cancer

A recent write-up by author Ron Bailey at Reason cites a manuscript that was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute states that using glyphosate won’t give you cancer. The chemical is produced by Monsanto that enables farmers to to kill weeds by spraying it on genetically modified crops developed to resist pesticides.…

Scientist attacked by anti-pesticide activists for breast milk study

During mid-August, professor Shelley McGuire at Washington State University and a team of researchers published a study recently that showed that breast milk did not contain glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup pesticides. Biology Fortified reveals upon learning of the manuscript’s publication, activists with the anti-pesticide group Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse and US…

Green-backed European GMO ban is killing Africans

Reason magazine recently looked back at an Economist article published during 2002 that highlighted the ban on the importation of American food that was made from genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). Consequenty, the lives of 15 million Africans were put at risk and the population of countries who banned GMO’s had been consuming them for many…