Agricultural biotechnology is a fascinating subject (we think so at least!), though it’s not exactly the most accessible due to the complex science involved. This is one of the reasons that, despite the average American eating their own weight in biotech foods each year, biotechnology remains a mystery to so many.
For this reason, it is essential that those who support the benefits agricultural biotechnology can offer engage in open and transparent discussion in language the general public can understand. Here are a few online sources that fit that bill:
Tomorrow’s Table – Written by Dr. Pamela Ronald, Ph.D (Twitter: @pcronald), a Professor at the University of California, Davis and co-author of the similarly-titled book “Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food”. Ronald’s experience and expertise in agriculture is of the highest level, and her blog mixes a great selection of topical stories from across the web with her own original content.
Biofortified – Has a number of very engaging and knowledgeable writers, not to mention the educational and entertaining mascot @Franknfoode. The site’s value goes far beyond their blog and includes lots of great links, stats and other resources. This includes the GENERA project, which gathers hundreds of biotech food safety studies at one convenient location.
Collide-a-Scape – The personal blog of freelance journalist Keith Kloor (@keithkloor), who has written for journals such as Science and Nature. He’s an analytical writer who boldly speaks his mind and tackles issues head-on. Kloor covers a much wider range than just biotech foods, but he’s published many high-traffic articles on the subject; especially on the debate that surrounds biotech.