Below is our archive of news articles.

December 8, 2016

This new CAST report and literature review looks at the impact of asynchronous approvals for biotech crops on trade and innovation.

October 12, 2016

Dr. Folta’s presentation at the World Food Prize Side Event focused on building trust with consumers.   


July 29, 2016

A new link accessible on this CAST homepage offers a smooth way to suggest ideas for CAST publications.

June 13, 2016

This influential CAST Issue Paper considers the pros and cons of food labels. It was released in English in October 2015 and is now available in Spanish. Both versions are available as free downloads from this website.  

June 13, 2016

Dr. Reichert, researcher and professor at Mississippi State University, has been active with CAST committees and leadership roles.

April 25, 2016

Kevin Folta of the University of Florida is selected as the 2016 Borlaug CAST Communication Award recipient

March 4, 2016

A New Book Examines Food Waste Reduction Opportunities for a More Sustainable System

February 26, 2016

Cohosted by the Environmental Law Institute, the CAST presentation focused on the new commentary titled A Life-cycle Approach to Low-invasion Potential Bioenergy Production.

November 4, 2015

World Food Prize President Kenneth Quinn recognizes the role CAST plays.

October 29, 2015

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen received the CAST President's Award during an event held at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates.

October 14, 2015

Dr. Prakash’s presentation at the World Food Prize side event  focused on science, social media, and education

October 7, 2015

A new CAST Issue Paper considers the pros and cons of process labeling for food.


September 18, 2015

CAST will host three rollout sessions of its new issue paper regarding the impact of labeling on October 5 in Washington, D.C., and on October 14 during the World Food Prize week, the organization will host a breakfast event to honor the latest recipient of the Borlaug CAST Communication Award.

July 21, 2015

Read David Songstad's article about CAST's importance in the world of agricultural communication.

July 1, 2015

Experts are writing the final drafts of several CAST publications, and more reports are in the pipeline.

June 19, 2015

CAST ag info is just a click away--from website downloads to social media to videos.

June 5, 2015

Kent Schescke returns to his Midwest roots and becomes new CAST EVP

April 20, 2015

An April 16 event featured a thought-provoking speech by Alison Van Eenennaam and the announcement of Dr. Channapatna Prakash as the 2015 Borlaug CAST Communication Award recipient.

April 16, 2015

The 2015 BCCA recipient, Dr. Channapatna Prakash, is a respected plant geneticist and agriculture expert who uses research and communication skills to promote food production.

March 24, 2015

CAST and associates are developing the "Top 50 Food Questions" video series to answer key questions about food and food safety.

January 26, 2015

Young Agriculturalists Ride a Tide of Innovation and Technology: many students take advantage of research, articles, and information available through CAST’s education program.

November 24, 2014

New CAST Issue Paper about Pesticides Presented on Capitol Hill--Legislative Sessions and Panel Discussion

November 17, 2014

CAST's new Issue Paper provides a brief background about the use of pesticides and then a thorough look at why they have become popular and widely used.

November 7, 2014 years of successful service, CAST's EVP Linda Chimenti will retire from the organization in May of 2015. A search has begun for her successor.

October 16, 2014

Alison Van Eenennaam Receives 2014 Borlaug CAST Communication Award and Delivers Memorable Keynote Address