GMO labeling bill good for both environment and the poor

Following the passsage of thebipartisan Roberts-Stebenow bill on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) labeling on food, allowing food containing GMOs to be labeled using so-called “smart labels” — QR (Quick Response) codes that lead to full information on contents, CBEAR co-PI David Just and CBEAR Fellow Harry Kaiser wrote an op-ed in The…

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PRESS RELEASE: May 20, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC. – As part of their spring workshop, the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) presented Jason Weller, Chief of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), with the 2016 CBEAR Prize for Agri-Environmental Innovation. In presenting the Award, CBEAR Associate Director Mark Masters commented, “By promoting a culture of…

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CBEAR Spring Workshop

Advances in Evidence-based Agri-environmental Programs   Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Morning Session: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Lunch: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 (View on Google Maps) Join CBEAR for all or part of…

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Paul Ferraro named Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins

Economist Paul Ferraro has been named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with appointments in the Carey Business School and the Whiting School of Engineering‘s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. Ferraro’s research focuses on building a credible evidence base about the environmental and social impacts of public and private programs. Combining the…

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Behavioral Sciences Workshop

Using Insights from Behavioral Sciences to Improve Agri-environmental Programs Thinking, Fast and Slow…Nudge…Influence…President Obama’s new Behavioral Sciences Insights Directive…The Social and Behavioral Sciences Team & FSA’s successful microloan program… Have you heard the buzz surrounding behavioral economics – a mix of economics, psychology, sociology and neuroscience – but are not…

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