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Sociologist says GMO controversy driven by emotions

Controversies continue over Congress's passing of the bill that banned the mandated labels on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on food. However, one sociologist says that the arguments are fueled more heavily by emotions and politics rather than actual science, reports Elizabeth Whitman for the International Business Times.

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Fat is the new flavor

A new study this month by Purdue University found that a new essential taste is fat, in addition to the five that have already been discovered.

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Pacific Rim free trade talks fall short of deal

Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade between Japan and North America,

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Adjusting to the “new normal” for agriculture

Now that our industry has stepped up to meet the new demand, there is another fundamental shift underway as the markets adjust to increasing worldwide supply of grain that is pressuring prices. This change has been good for livestock producers who are now mostly profitable due in part to falling feed costs. Production agriculture, on the other hand, is now adjusting to thin or even no margin of profit.

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