Community-Led Governance for Gene-Edited Crops; Jennifer Kuzma and Khara Grieger, Science, 2020

Researchers Recommend More Transparency for Gene-Edited Crops | Science

November 19, 2020 | Guest Author

Press Release, November 19, 2020 | New government regulations for biotechnology will create gaps in oversight of gene-edited crops and the provision of information to consumers....

Continue reading "Researchers Recommend More Transparency for Gene-Edited Crops | Science"

The ‘Public Good’ of Controlling Mobile Pests with Genetically Engineered Crops

November 12, 2020 | Guest Author

Margaret Huffman, Nov. 11 2020 | Choosing to plant genetically engineered seed that will grow insect-resistant corn (Bt corn) is more expensive at the time of planting but is common practice in places like the United States and the Philippines. This study takes a closer look at those who do not plant genetically engineered seed because their neighbors use of Bt corn eliminated the local pest pressure....

Continue reading "The ‘Public Good’ of Controlling Mobile Pests with Genetically Engineered Crops"

Photo of Jabeen Ahmad

Student Spotlight: Jabeen Ahmad, AgBioFEWS Fellow

November 2, 2020 | Guest Author

CALS Magazine, Fall 2020 | AgBioFEWS Fellow Jabeen Ahmad's interdisciplinary journey from public defender to plant biologist. ...

Continue reading "Student Spotlight: Jabeen Ahmad, AgBioFEWS Fellow"

Responsible Innovation in Biotechnology: Stakeholder attitudes and implications for research policy | Elementa

September 1, 2020 | Jennifer Kuzma

Jennifer Kuzma, September 1, 2020 | This article explores attitudes of stakeholders involved in biotechnology towards the Responsible Innovation (RI) framework. ...

Continue reading "Responsible Innovation in Biotechnology: Stakeholder attitudes and implications for research policy | Elementa"

Office of Research and Innovation Honors Three with Award for Excellence

August 13, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Matt Simpson, August 10, 2020 | Three Office of Research and Innovation employees won this year’s Award for Excellence — SHRA employee Patti Mulligan and EHRA employees Daniel Findley and Nicholas Leblanc. ...

Continue reading "Office of Research and Innovation Honors Three with Award for Excellence"

Returning to farming's roots in the battle against the 'billion-dollar beetle'

Returning to Farming’s Roots in the Battle Against the ‘Billion-Dollar Beetle’ | Agricultural and Resource Economics

July 21, 2020 | Guest Author

Rosemary Brandt, July 21, 2020 | Nicknamed the "billion-dollar beetle" for its enormous economic costs to growers in the United States each year, the western corn rootworm is one of the most devastating pests farmers face....

Continue reading "Returning to Farming’s Roots in the Battle Against the ‘Billion-Dollar Beetle’ | Agricultural and Resource Economics"

CALS News – Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

June 29, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Mollie Rappe, June 29, 2020 | Jason Delborne, a researcher with the Genetic Engineering and Society Center and the College of Natural Resources, will lead the efforts to assess public opinion and analyze the potential regulatory pathway for techniques to introduce beneficial plant fungi to crops....

Continue reading "CALS News – Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience"

Blog: We must do better…

June 11, 2020 | Todd Kuiken

Todd Kuiken, June 11, 2020 | The following reflection was part of a special GES colloquium held on June 5, 2020, discussing the new USDA regulations on GM crops. Which was held in the midst of national protests against police brutality. They are my personal reflections in support of #blacklivesmatter and the systemic racism and inequalities seen throughout our institutions....

Continue reading "Blog: We must do better…"

Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida and Texas beginning this summer – silver bullet or jumping the gun?

June 3, 2020 | Jennifer Kuzma

Jennifer Kuzma, June 3, 2020 | Release of GM mosquitoes in Florida is imminent. But a multidisciplinary team of scientists believe that more studies are needed first. They encourage a publicly accessible registry for GM organisms....

Continue reading "Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida and Texas beginning this summer – silver bullet or jumping the gun?"

Blog: COVID-19 Reveals the Personal Side of Globalization – GM Researchers Should Take Note

May 20, 2020 | Nora Haenn

Nora Haenn, 5/20/2020 | COVID-19 has shown us, there’s an important consequence for the way globalization is both local at all points and persistently invisible in its entirety....

Continue reading "Blog: COVID-19 Reveals the Personal Side of Globalization – GM Researchers Should Take Note"