PRESS RELEASE from ISAAA Biotech Crops Continue to Help Meet the Challenges of Increased Population and Climate Change Seventy Countries Adopted Biotech Crops to Provide Solutions to Hunger, Malnutrition, and Climate Change A total of 70 countries adopted biotech crops through cultivation and importation in 2018, the 23rdyear of continuous biotech crop adoption, according to […]
Graham Brookes will be giving a seminar in Singapore on May 30 between 1500-1600 at the Science Center Singapore, Newton Room on level 2. Registration is required for the event. Please email your info (name and no. of pax) to [email protected] by 29 May 2014, 5 pm.
Society has become extremely risk averse, where fear sells news. The consequence of this is increasing media attention towards perceived risks associated with novel technologies in food, agriculture, health and the environment. Every science-intensive organisation has to manage risk. There is a need to build trust and engage with stakeholders, reduce concern and communicate benefits […]
Communication professionals working in agricultural biotechnology are faced with a laundry list of problems when communicating with the public. Not least of these problems concern the technical difficulties of explaining what is a complex issue to a public overwhelmed with jargon, multiple messages and a whole host of other pressing issues competing for attention. Compounding […]
Guest Opinion Piece by Colin Jarvis When Mary Shelley wrote her book, Frankenstein, in 1818 she could not have imagined that we would still be talking about it today, 200 years later. We all know the story, don’t we? An evil Professor creates a monster called Frankenstein from bits of dead bodies. The monster then […]
INTRODUCTION The food crises in 2007–2008 exposed the vulnerability and fragility of the current global food system and highlighted the increasing problem of urban food security and the need to effectively communicate to publics about food security issues. These represent a range of risk scenarios that the three paradigms of risk communication are well suited […]