Have Our Cake and Eat it Too — Recognizing the Role of Agriculture and Food Science in Improving Human Health



One of the reasons agriculture is an exciting space to work in is that it offers solutions to problems that affect everybody, not the least of which is human illness. The intrinsic link between agriculture and health is not something that most people, including politicians, fully realize or value. Too often the story about modern ag and food science is tied to health problems (whether accurate or not), with the regular culprits including genetic modification, gluten, pesticides, growth promotants, high fructose corn syrup, and so on. Lost in the negative stream of stories is the positive impact high-tech agriculture and food processing can have…

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