CAMPBELL: Today’s food system is not perfect. That’s why we work to make it better through dozens of agricultural initiatives. But how we did it 50 years ago isn’t better
WAGER: The world of food marketing is full of deception. The truth is there is very little that’s ‘natural’ about our food, but that doesn’t make it dangerous
FRASER: In the retail food business, customers have plenty of questions about how their food is produced. The answers often surprise them
DAYNARD: There are only nine GMO products on the market. So a cucumber with a GMO-free sticker is simply a way for the supplier to charge a higher price.
MELLOR-TRUPP: I’ve learned to respect the views of people who are educated on subjects about which I was concerned – even if they work for Monsanto
MCLAUGHLIN: Crop production science and innovation led to new technologies that averted a predicted global starvation catastrophe
BARTLEY: Technological advancements on the farm mean lower supermarket prices, better environmental sustainability and less land use
CHARLEBOIS: By having science on its side, Monsanto seemed to believe there was no need to answer public concerns – and that was a huge PR mistake