Economic and Environmental Benefits from GM Crops in Colombia

By Diego Macall (Twitter: @DMM473 | Diego’s Blog: diegomacall.blogspot.ca/) Motivated by Céleres report   Colombia is in the process of ending a civil war and is taking steps towards social stabilization after many decades of violence. Along with this, changes within the agricultural sector have led to important socio-economic development throughout the country. …

Science of Risk & the Influences of Politics

United Nations Biodiversity Conference[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly] At what point does prevention and precaution trump science and innovation? Depending on who one asks, the responses would run the full gamut from never to always. My view is that as long as the identifiable risks can be adequately addressed, then one should …

Reason for Probable Change in Conversations of Glyphosate

By Lindsay Pollard, University of Saskatchewan  After an IARC decision, has 2A changed how we view glyphosate? In April 2015, SAIFood ran the blog, “Who to Believe in the Glyphosate Debate”, which looked at IARC’s classification of glyphosate as 2A, probably carcinogenic to humans. Since then the conversation around the chemical …