When people think about where their food comes from, many think of the farmer or rancher-and rightly so. But few think of the scientists working behind the scenes to support our agricultural producers, keeping them productive and our food supply safe. Food, agriculture and natural resource scientists are involved in the biggest challenges facing the world today: ensuring food safety and security, keeping food producers productive amidst a dramatically changing climate, creating the bioenergy sources of the future and improving food quality and availability to encourage healthier diets.
"The Science Behind Your Food,"
STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences: Vol. 5
, Article 17.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/stories/vol5/iss2/17