Organization & Group Websites
Testing popular claims against peer reviewed science.
University of California’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
What if much that you think you know about agriculture, farming and food isn’t actually true? What if there are “myths” that have been intentionally and mostly unintentionally spread about these issues? What if the truth about these issues matters for the future of humanity? That is what this blog is about.
Council for Biotechnology Information
Founded in 2000, CBI’s mandate has been dedicated to presenting science-based information to the public.
Crop Genetics Innovation & Scientific Literacy
Carries out exploratory research to accelerate gene discovery in the world’s most important staple food crops, establishes partnerships in the interest of improving food security in the developing world, and enables scientists to better communicate their research results to the public.
GMO Crops (mis)Information Page
Providing centralized information resources on GMO crops.
Genetic Literacy Project
Where science trumps ideology. See this October 8, 2013 post by JoAnna Wendel “GM foods among most analyzed subject in science”.
This site includes everything ‘science’ – not to mention great pieces by Hank Campbell (co-author of Science Left Behind).
Exploring issues and controversies in the relationship between science and medicine.
Sense about Science
Equipping people to make sense of science and scientific evidence. Check out the Plant Science Expert Panel, ask your questions!
University of California Biotech
This website provides educational resources focused broadly on issues related to agriculture, crops, animals, foods and the technologies used to improve them.
Personal Websites & Blogs
David Tribe helping readers navigate the confusing myths of modern biology.
Kevin Folta’s blog. An old adage says, “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”, and Kevin thinks we better do both.
Enjoying “the jungles of the internet, where junk science, pseudoscience, myths, logical fallacies, and outright lies survive unchecked.” SR is snarky and clever. Nice combination for us skeptics.
Dr. Pam Ronald’s blog on genetics, food and farming. Pamela Ronald is Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis, where she studies the role that genes play in a plant’s response to its environment. Her laboratory has genetically engineered rice for resistance to diseases and flooding, both of which are serious problems of rice crops in Asia and Africa. Ronald is co-author with her husband, an organic farmer.