The Science of Product Messaging: How Unbiased Information on Pesticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Organics, GMO and CRISPR Can Affect Consumer Buying Behavior. UGA’s Ben Campbell Unveils New Report at New York Produce Show

When Ben Campbell started out with The New York Produce Show and Conference, he was a professor at the University of Connecticut. During the event, Ben and his students participated in our University Interchange program, which provides a forum for university professors to share cutting-edge research with the trade and thus help fulfill their mission to disseminate knowledge, while also providing an educational and mentorship program for students. He found the program so valuable, that when he moved on to the University of Georgia he asked if we would expand the program. Which we did.

Non-GM Produce Earns ‘Halo Effect’ Under New Labeling Laws

November 8, 2019 Cornell University

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell University study that comes two months before a new federal law, requiring genetically modified organism disclosure labels on food products, goes into effect.

Cultured Meat Could Suffer The Same Fate as GMOs, New Research Suggests

July 11, 2019 Jenny Splitter, Forbes

New research offers a warning to companies looking to sell cultured meat. This new type of protein — meat engineered from cell tissue in a lab rather than using traditional animal agriculture — could end up suffering the same fate as GMOs if producers and proponents aren’t able to shift the public narrative.