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    • View from the president’s office: The power of partnerships 

      Gee, E. Gordon (NABC, 2008)
      The world is intellectually rapidly changing and two of the larger human needs—providing adequate nutrition and an ample energy supply for the world’s expanding population—seem to be in conflict. The potential for political ...
    • Viewpoints and changing practices of Arkansas rice farmers 

      Vester, Ray (NABC, 2012)
      To grow crops and to feed this country, water is essential. Farmers used to having abundant water must begin to use water-saving devices: just because you have abundant water doesn’t mean you are entitled to use it wastefully. ...
    • Vision forAgricultural Research and Developmentin the 21st Century 

      Hardy, Ralph W.F. (NABC, 1998-12-14)
      Agricultural research and development (AR&D) will take the lead in providing the technology for a biobased economy in the 21st century. In contrast with our present fossil-based economy, the biobased economy will use ...
    • Vulnerability and environmental risk assessment 

      Andow, David A. (NABC, 2011)
      David Andow provides examples of environmental risk assessment (ERA), their uses and acceptability to validate environmental policy. When ERA is carried out, the public is more likely to accept policy decisions. However, ...
    • Water conservation planning: How a systems approach to irrigation promotes sustainable water use 

      Sullivan, Michael E.; Delp, Walter M. (NABC, 2012)
      The NRCS focuses on helping individual landowners implement conservation practices across the landscape and in targeted locations. By providing technical and financial assistance, NRCS in Arkansas is helping people help ...
    • Water for food: Everyone’s challenge 

      Andreini, Mark (NABC, 2012)
      In the United States we have tremendous potential as a result of high yields and large-scale producers. The western part of the US corn belt produces more than 40% of the world’s corn and soybean. Despite problems and ...
    • Water sustainability in agriculture 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2012)
      Water is of fundamental importance to agriculture and has significant varied effects on agriculture and beyond globally. A cross-section of interdisciplinary talks from academia, industry, farming, research centers and ...
    • We can now solve the 10,000-year-old problem of agriculture 

      Jackson, Wes (NABC, 2012)
      To solve the 10,000-year-old problem of agriculture, the predominant feature of which has been soil erosion, we will need to develop perennial grains. If we are to adequately manage insects, pathogens and weeds as well as ...
    • Welcome and charge to the meeting 

      Lee, George E. (NABC, 1997)
      Welcoming remarks
    • Wellness trends in 2002 

      Demeritt, Laurie (NABC, 2002)
      Consumer behavior shows a large gap between education, perception, and adoption. Consumers need to feel that they are in control but often feel out of control of much of their lives. Selecting foods they want to eat is one ...
    • What are the major impediments to resistance management for crops in the social sciences and governance? 

      Roush, Richard (NABC, 2015)
      Agriculture worldwide faces challenges in developing and managing resistance to GE-based insect and weed control strategies. Pesticide resistance has been investigated for many years, and while the fundamentals of the ...
    • What future role for biofuels? 

      Ashcroft, Peter (NABC, 2008)
      The 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) put the nation on a course that included a greatly expanded national renewable fuel standard (RFS). This RFS created several escalating volumetric mandates, including ...
    • What the EU wants the US to understand about European biotech imports 

      Van Der Haegen, Antoine (NABC, 2001)
      Globalization, while offering the advantages of increasing trade, prosperity, and choice, has created problems and new uncertainties. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture have been available for about ten ...
    • What you see depends on how you grind the lens 

      Foreman, Carol Tucker (NABC, 2001)
      Agricultural biotechnology offers substantial benefits to farmers, consumers, and the environment. However, the American people have not embraced this new technology. Spurred by such events as the StarLink™ corn contamination ...
    • Where do functional foods fit in the diet? 

      Clare Hasler (NABC, 2002)
      Functional foods are whole foods enhanced to provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition. Enhanced nutrition and dietary modification can dramatically reduce incidence of some diseases. Dietary changes, including greater ...
    • Where do we go from here? The view from Times Square 

      Raeburn, Paul (NABC, 1999)
      Biotechnology can be used to produce improved crop varieties for organic farmers, allowing them to produce tastier foods and a wider variety of foods without using chemicals— and the opportunity to use fewer pesticides and ...
    • Where will business find the next best food and nutrition innovations? 

      Rosenzweig, William (NABC, 2010)
      The mission of Physic Ventures is to invest in keeping people healthy. We are the only venture-capital firm with a mission expressly focused on preventing disease and preventing the degradation of the environment rather ...
    • Why biotechnology may not represent the future in world agriculture 

      Avery, Dennis T. (NABC, 1999)
      Agriculture has no choice but to provide fully adequate diets for the larger, more affluent human population projected for the year 2050. A the same time humanity wants to preserve the planet’s wild lands and wild species— ...
    • Why medicine needs Agriculture 

      Goldman, Irwin L (NABC, 2002)
      The refinement of agricultural production methods had the unintended effect of severing the relationship between most of society and the soil. In the United States, the largely rural population of the turn of the twentieth ...
    • Workshop A: Promises and problems associated with agricultural biotechnology 

      Weeks, Donald P. (NABC, 1999)
      Workshop report