Special Publications

Biotechnology-derived, Perennial Turf and Forage Grasses: Criteria for Evaluation
Category: Special Publications
May, 2004

Following a 2-day workshop sponsored jointly by CAST and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, an 11-member task force undertook the writing of this publication to present in summarized form the contributions made by the diverse group of workshop participants, as well as those who submitted comments before and after the formal meetings.

Boundless Science for Bountiful Agriculture: Winning Student Essays, 2003
Category: Special Publications
March, 2003

New Special Publication. This new publication compiles national, state, and territory winning entries from an essay contest for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The contest was conducted by CAST, with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s™ Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service and other sponsors.

Foodborne Pathogens: Review of Recommendations
Category: Special Publications
October, 1998

Scientists offer 18 recommendations as a platform to focus and stimulate efforts toward food safety improvements.

Food Safety, Sufficiency, and Security
Category: Special Publications
June, 1998

New and changing circumstances require examination of policy options by governments, agribusinesses, food producers and processors, and consumers. In response to this need, CAST sponsored a November 1997 conference to explore the complex relationships among food safety, sufficiency, and security on a global and U.S. basis.

Scientific Societies: Conversations on Change
Category: Special Publications
January, 1996

Summary of a workshop designed to create awareness of critical changes in the workplace. Members […]

Conservation Reserve: A Survey of Research and Interest Groups
Category: Special Publications
July, 1995

This CAST Report summarizes Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) policy literature and a survey of key […]

Sustainable Agriculture and the 1995 Farm Bill
Category: Special Publications
April, 1995

Summary of a January 1995 conference sponsored by CAST. Topics include legislative, environmental, conservation, rural […]

Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children: Scientists’ Review
Category: Special Publications
August, 1993

The five members of a CAST task force who reviewed the National Research Council (NRC) report agree that the report is a thorough, balanced, and objective summary of available information on the subject.

Alternative Agriculture: Scientists’ Review
Category: Special Publications
July, 1990

Reviews by 44 leading scientists support and criticize the 1989 National Research Council report, Alternative Agriculture. The authors represent the disciplines of agricultural engineering, food science, toxicology, animal sciences, crop and soil sciences, economics sociology, weed science, entomology, and plant pathology.