With documented health risks tied to the exposure to glyphosate, the Mexican government is continuing to approach conversations around genetically modified corn with caution.
Science, Precaution, and Mexico’s GMO Corn Restrictions
A new decree states that any ban on GM feed corn, which is the overwhelming majority of U.S. exports, would only be implemented gradually, pending a full review of the science and the availability of adequate supplies of non-GM corn.
No Reason for Alarm over Mexico’s GM-Corn Ban
U.S. farmers already grow non-GM corn and according to reports, many can and would produce it for Mexico if given time to prepare.
“More Data, Better Transparency Means Less Waste,” Vishaal Bhuyan Says
At the Future of Food @ SXSW Vishaal Bhuyan explains how Aanika Biosciences is working to use microbial tags to improve traceability and transparency in the food system.
The USDA’s New Rule Seeks Standardized Label for Bioengineered Foods
A new rule from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) now requires all food manufacturers and importers to disclose information about bioengineered (BE) food and BE food ingredients. Under the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS), foods marked as having…
Mexico’s Highest Court Rejects Appeal of GM Corn Ban
According to the citizen group Demanda Colectiva, the decision is a win for peasants, Indigenous communities, and consumers.
Accelerating the Local Food Industry
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” We bring you to a recent Food Tank Live event at The Hatchery in Chicago. Journalist Dawn Reiss sat down with Jim Slama, founder and CEO of Chicago non-profit FamilyFarmed and co-founder of Naturally Chicago…
Jayson Lusk Works to Reframe Food Debates with Data
Food Tank sat down with Dr. Jayson Lusk, the Head of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, to talk about controversies, data, and economics. He is working to reframe major facets of the food discussion by making sure that arguments are underpinned by solid data.