Dr. Savage: Arctic® apples pose no cross contamination risk

Dr. Steve Savage knows a thing or two about plant technology. He obtained his B.S. in Biology from Stanford University and his PhD in Plant Pathology from UC Davis and in the 35 years since, has been deeply involved in agriculture with an emphasis on crop innovation. Dr. Savage is also a skilled communicator, with an active Twitter account (@grapedoc), over 250 blog posts since 2009 and a new website, www.drstevesavage.com, devoted to communicating about agriculture. So, there are few individuals more appropriate to tackle one of the most common myths we hear: that Arctic® apples will “contaminate” organic apple
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Introducing a familiar face (and name!) to the OSF team

Hello, my name is Joel Carter, and it’s my privilege to introduce myself as the newest member of the Okanagan Specialty Fruits team. Yes, I am the son of OSF founders Neal and Louisa Carter, and yes, I have the same name as current OSF employee Joel Brooks. Farming has always been the most important part of my life, and now it’s the most important part of my work. I have been riding in combines and windrowers since before I was two years old, and I first cut my teeth on orchard work almost 18 years ago. My love for
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Jack Bobo: Can Agriculture Save the Planet before It Destroys It? (Part 2)

On April 30th, we shared Part 1 of a guest post from U.S. State Department’s Jack Bobo on the importance of feeding a rising global population. Mr. Bobo’s post concludes this week with Part 2: In order to sustainably feed 9 billion people, global agriculture will need to produce 60% more food using less land, less water, less fertilizer and fewer pesticides. In other words, we will need to do everything better than we are doing it today and our rivers and lakes are already running dry. The rapid pace of technological development suggests that scientists may, indeed, be able
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