Since 1972, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) has provided credible, unbiased, science-based information about food and agriculture to policymakers, the media, the private sector, and the public.
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March 8, 2023 | Council for Agricultural Science and Technology—Ames, Iowa The Council for […]
Charlotte Brockman recently joined CAST as the Communications Project Coordinator. She is interested in learning […]
By looking through the lens of One Health, we identify key lessons learned in the […]Read more
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) has announced the 2022 Borlaug CAST Communication Award goes to Dr. Martin Wiedmann, Gellert Family Professor of Food Safety, Department of Food Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.Read more
Life cycle assessment (LCA) considers a product’s life cycle & quantifies the relevant impacts caused by it. The agricultural & food communities need to familiarize themselves with LCA use & interpretation because of its use to examine & quantify the impacts of agricultural production & its growing influence on decision-making.Read more
Innovation in agricultural production is necessary to aid in combatting the negative effects of climate change and new pest and disease pressures that result from trade between geographical regions.Read more
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