Below is our archive of news articles.

July 1, 2003
CAST has released its newest task force report which provides a comprehensive, insightful, and up-to-date analysis of the issues involved in pest control and is designed to offer policymakers, opinion makers, and educators an informed overview of the changing nature of their choices in the twenty-first century. Dr. Kenneth R. Barker, North Carolina States University, led the multidisciplinary task force of 20 academic contributors who examined the availability of these new pest management tools and considered how integrated approaches will maximize their benefits. (July 9, 2003)
February 5, 2003
The newest CAST issue paper to be released summarizes existing and emerging technologies and assesses their current and potential impacts. The authors suggest that research on biotechnology in animal production is leading to breakthroughs on many fronts. (February 5, 2003)
January 1, 2003
A new CAST report provides policymakers and others with the most complete current information on mycotoxins, along with recommendations for minimizing their risk to plants, animals, and humans. This comprehensive report, a collaborative effort by 38 international scientists, covers mycotoxin-producing fungi; mycotoxin control in crops, foods, and feeds; mycotoxin-caused disease in humans and animals; mycotoxin testing, control, and international regulation; economics; and research and policy recommendations. (January 14, 2003)
November 12, 2002
Livestock Grazing: Right for the Environment?
May 20, 2002

For Immediate Release       New Report on How Rural and Urban Communities Can Help One Another   Addresses Issues Ranging from Urban Sprawl to Business Development   May 20, 2002…Dallas…A new report, Urban and Agricultural Communities: Opportunities for Common Ground, provides a road map on how urban and...

October 11, 2001
CAST Scientists Issue Evaluation of U.S. Biotechnology Regulatory Process and Urge Government to Increase Public Access to How Regulators Make Decisions
October 10, 2000
New U.S. Report Issued on Mad Cow and Related Diseases As Europe Grapples with Additional Outbreak and Losses
July 13, 2000
New Paper Evaluates the Impact of Chemicals on Humans and Wildlife
June 1, 2000
New Issue Paper Provides Guidance On Use of Soil Tests to Protect the Environment
April 3, 2000
World's Soils Can Store Carbon to Benefit the Environment Finds Paper by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
February 29, 2000
Panel Finds Forests, Parks, and Water Resources in Danger
December 2, 1999
New Issue Paper on Biotechnology Crops
Released by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
July 14, 1999
Animal Agriculture Essential to Ensure Adequate Global Food Supply
June 18, 1999
Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone Is Largest in Western Hemisphere
March 19, 1999
Concerns about Implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996
February 26, 1999
Expanding Human Activities Are Threatening Biodiversity
January 1, 1999
CAST Identifies Actions Needed to Eradicate Johne's Disease in Cattle
October 19, 1998
Scientists Comment on Proposed EPA Plant Pesticide Rule
August 28, 1998

New Report Discusses Feasibility of Prescription Pesticides

April 22, 1998
Naturally Occurring Substances Exhibit Antimicrobial Activity in Food
October 27, 1997
Examination of Dietary Recommendations for Salt-Cured, Smoked, and Nitrite-Preserved Foods
September 17, 1997
Welfare of Farm Animals a Growing Concern
September 17, 1997
U.S. Meat Consumption Changing
December 6, 1996
As Forage Demand Increases, Debate over Grazing on Public Lands Heats Up
November 5, 1996
Animal Wastes a Growing Environmental Issue