Global networks of actors in plant genetic resources and research

 

Hi… we are spreading our knowledge around the world!  Colleague Dr. Peter Phillips is presenting our work with Bill Boland at the 8th Triple Helix Conference in Madrid, Spain this week.  You know, the ‘goods’ on the global pulse system and the interconnectiveness of institutions and actors in plant genetic resources and research.  Talk attached.

Buena suerte, mi amigo! Wish I was there!

http://www.triplehelix8.org/

 

 

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Paper 155 Boland Ryan Phillips Talk.pdf
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Media hype and organic agriculture: a study published in the British Food Journal

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According to Kansas State University’s Doug Powell, news accounts of organic agriculture and organic food are more likely to be positive than negative, and inaccurately claim that organic food is safer. Powell co-authored the study “Coverage of organic agriculture in North American newspapers: Media – linking food safety, the environment, human health and organic agriculture” recently published in the British Food Journal, along with colleagues Stacey Cahill and Katija Morley at the University of Guelph. Analysing the content of 618 newspaper articles over six years, they found 41.4% has a neutral tone toward organic agriculture and food, 36.9% had a positive tone, 15.5% were mixed, and 6.1% were negative. “Organic agriculture was often portrayed in the media as alternative to allegedly unsafe and environmentally damaging modern agriculture practices,” says Powell.