Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

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The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit group.

On its website, the group states that its "primary work" is the "publication of task force reports, commentary papers and issue papers written by scientists from many disciplines" on "issues of animal sciences, food sciences and agricultural technology, plant and soil sciences, and plant protection sciences".[1] CAST is restructuring its Board of Directors to include member companies and NGOs and adopting a Code of Ethics to insulate its publications from undue influence.

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Documents written by or referencing this person or organization are contained in the Anti-Environmental Archive, launched by Greenpeace on Earth Day, 2015. The archive contains 3,500 documents, some 27,000 pages, covering 350 organizations and individuals. The current archive includes mainly documents collected in the late 1980s through the early 2000s by The Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research (CLEAR), an organization that tracked the rise of the so called "Wise Use" movement in the 1990s during the Clinton presidency. Access the index to the Anti-Environmental Archives here.


As of October 2010:[2]


Awards given to individuals by CAST:[3]


Ames, Iowa
Phone: 515-292-2125
Fax: 515-292-4512

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  1. "About CAST", accessed April 2008.
  2. CAST member societies], accessed October 2010.
  3. CAST communication award list, accessed October 2010.

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