Below is our archive of news articles.

July 27, 2005
Agricultural scientists, livestock producers and processors, and consumers all have an interest in the effects of compounds known as metabolic modifiers. The newest Issue Paper from CAST provides an in-depth review of the classification, characteristics, and effects of these compounds. (July 2005)
February 17, 2005
A new Issue Paper, written and reviewed by a Task Force of seven leading experts in the field examines the nature of ethics as applied to agriculture. Among the topics discussed in relation to ethics are food safety and security, international trade, agricultural biotechnology, research, and public trust in science. (February 17, 2005)
February 15, 2005
CAST has called on the expertise and experience of scientists and researchers on the front lines of fighting animal diseases to produce its newest Issue Paper, . The paper discusses the severe economic, social, and political impacts of disease outbreaks and outlines national and international monitoring, surveillance, and response practices. (February 15, 2005)
November 8, 2004
The timely topic of bioenergy is discussed in the newest issue paper from CAST. is a collection of five stand-alone pieces that highlight the current science, processes, and potentials for energy production through agriculture. (November 8, 2004)
June 21, 2004
In this paper, the authors examine current and future concerns and benefits for using animals as organ and tissue donors. Topics include applications for xenotransplantation, impacts on human health, barriers to use, and ethical consideration. Second in a nine-part series on the topic "Animal Agriculture's Future through Biotechnology." (June 21, 2004)
June 15, 2004
Organized by a Steering Committee of 18 scientists, a multidisciplinary stakeholder meeting was held in April 2003 to discuss common issues related to pest resistance management. Following the meeting, fifty-two presentations were collected into Special Publication 24. (June 15, 2004)
May 11, 2004
New Task Force Report Examines Agriculture's Challenges and Opportunities in Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation. CAST has released its newest Task Force Report, which highlights agriculture's complex, pivotal role as both a source and a sink for the increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Written by a task force of 15 scientists, the comprehensive report outlines each of the three major greenhouse gases and identifies potential methods for their agricultural mitigation. Keith Paustian, Colorado State University, and Bruce Babcock, Iowa State University, cochaired the task force. (May 11, 2004) 
May 4, 2004
New Special Publication Results from CAST-sponsored Workshop. CAST has released its newest Special Publication, which distills the results of a 2-day workshop sponsored jointly by CAST and the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.  Dr. Michael Kenna of the U.S. Golf Association and Dr. William K. Hallman of Rutgers University cochaired the 11-member task force that wrote the publication. (May 4, 2004)
January 28, 2004
CAST has released its newest issue paper, which examines current intervention strategies as they are practiced at the farm, production, processing, and retail levels. Dr. Michael Doyle, University of Georgia, led the task force of nine authors and four reviewers that compiled this timely consideration of critical issues (January 28, 2004)
October 8, 2003
CAST has released its newest issue paper that identifies existing and emerging issues in the development and use of nutraceuticals. Dr. Mary Ellen Camire, University of Maine, led the six-person task force that developed this look at the rapidly growing field of nutraceutical research and product development. (October 8, 2003)
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