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October 16, 2017 | metro.co.uk

World Food Day: How to Prevent Food Waste at Home

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day on October 16 each year.

October 16, 2017 | khmertimeskh.com

Deal on Agricultural Input Confirmed

AgraBurstPRO improves the ability of plants to efficiently access nutrients in fertilizers, resulting in the need for less fertilizer.

October 16, 2017 | medicalxpress.com

An In-Depth Look at Food-Borne Illnesses

Bacteria in food are more likely to affect children, senior adults and those with compromised immune systems.

October 16, 2017 | acs.org

Engineered Bacteria Build Microstructures on Their Own

Microbe-built domes coated with gold nanoparticles can serve as simple pressure sensors.

October 13, 2017 | agriculture.com

EPA and Dicamba Manufacturers Agree on Label Changes

The EPA will decide whether to allow the continued over-the-top use of dicamba pesticides.

October 13, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

The Florida Orange Crop Looks to Be Lowest in More than 70 Years

Florida orange crops suffered devastation by Hurricane Irma.

October 13, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Ag Industry Brief: GrubHub Buys Eat24 for $288M

GrubHub announced that it will buy competitor Eat24 from review site Yelp.

October 13, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Evidence Mounts that Monsanto's Dicamba Is Killing Trees, Too

Dicamba is highly toxic to broad-leaf plants.

October 12, 2017 | thepacker.com

Costco Expands Delivery Options

Instacart delivery is now available for fresh groceries from 376 Costco locations.

October 7, 2017 | washingtonpost.com

Bananapocalypse: The Race to Save the World's Most Popular Fruit

Cavendish bananas represent 99 percent of all bananas sold in the US.

October 6, 2017 | thepacker.com

Six Key Trends to Increase Produce Sales

Consumption of fresh produce grew about 1.3% annually between 2011 and 2016.

October 5, 2017 | theverge.com

Three-Quarters of All Honey on Earth Has Pesticides in It

Scientists analyzed 198 honey samples from all continents and found no safe place for pollinators.

October 4, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Are Foodborne Illnesses on the Rise?

Most Americans are surprised to learn how common outbreaks are in our hygiene-obsessed society.

October 4, 2017 | agriculture.com

Brookside Agra Introduces Multipurpose Drying Agent

A new drying agent can be sprayed or blown on any surface, including animals.

October 4, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

Cool Microscopy Takes 2017 Chemistry Nobel

The new method makes it possible to see the molecules of life in atomic resolution.

October 3, 2017 | medgadget.com

Food Preservative Market Projected to Amplify by 2020

North America is the largest market for food preservatives, followed by Asia-Pacific and Europe.

October 2, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Horticulture Will Dominate Agtech Innovation in India

Horticulture production in India exceeded food grains production for the fifth consecutive year.

September 29, 2017 | cbc.ca

Preservatives Might Be Messing with Our Eating Habits

A new study links the chemicals in our food to appetite control.

September 28, 2017 | techcrunch.com

This Edible Sensor Could Help Keep Food Fresh

A Swiss research team has created a biodegradable temperature sensor.

September 28, 2017 | thepacker.com

UC Riverside Plans Avocado Variety Development

Currently, there are only a few types of avocado grown for food.

September 28, 2017 | phys.org

Global Methane Emissions from Agriculture Larger than Reported

Global livestock methane emissions are much higher than previous estimates.

September 27, 2017 | thepacker.com

Fresh Produce Price Outlook Flat

Fresh fruits will be flat for 2017 and increase 2% to 3% in 2018, according to a new government forecast.

September 27, 2017 | acs.org

Olive Mill Wastewater Transformed: From Pollutant to Bio-Fertilizer, Biofuel

Producing olive oil creates a vast stream of wastewater.

September 26, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Indigo Ag Raises $156m Series D for Expansion

The funding round takes the ag startup's total funding to over $300 million.

September 26, 2017 | organicauthority.com

Far-Reaching Dangers of Agricultural Pesticides Emphasized in New Research

Agricultural pesticides are even more harmful than previously feared.

September 25, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Using Data to Unlock Opportunity from Food Waste

Supply chain food waste occurs when unsold inventory is sent to landfill or other outlets.

September 25, 2017 | acs.org

Recycling CO2 into Fuel

A new catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol and propanol.

September 24, 2017 | reuters.com

Britain's Deliveroo Raises $385M for Food Fight

Deliveroo operates in more than 150 cities in 12 countries.

September 22, 2017 | theguardian.com

Government Scientist: Assumed Safety of Pesticide Use Is False

One of the UK's chief scientific advisers says global regulations have ignored pesticide impacts.

September 21, 2017 | thepacker.com

Albertsons Acquires Plated

Albertsons has purchased the meal-kit company Plated.

September 21, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Crops That Can Fertilize Themselves

Bayer has partnered with a company that designs "custom microbes."

September 20, 2017 | agfundernews.com

How Convoy Aims to Revolutionize the Trucking Industry

The US depends on an intensely complicated, decentralized network of drivers, brokers and commercial fleets.

September 20, 2017 | acs.org

Ensuring Broccoli Sprouts Retain Cancer-Fighting Compounds

Treating broccoli sprouts with high pressure instead of heat could help preserve their health-promoting compounds.

September 20, 2017 | patch.com

Pesticide-Tainted Produce: Should You Worry?

An analysis finds 20 different pesticides on a single sample of strawberries.

September 20, 2017 | grubstreet.com

USDA Warns of Millions of Pounds of Fake "Organic" Imports

The Agricultural Marketing Service can't prove that foreign suppliers follow the USDA's organic standards.

September 18, 2017 | nanalyze.com

14 of the Top-Funded AgTech Startups

Apeel Sciences appears on another list of top ag-related startup companies.

September 18, 2017 | agfundernews.com

The 5 Food Production Risks Digital Ag Can Solve

Fundamentally, agriculture is about supplying safe and nutritious food at an affordable price.

September 15, 2017 | fastcompany.com

America Can't Make Progress On The Fight Against Food Insecurity

Tens of millions of Americans continue to go hungry.

September 14, 2017 | thepacker.com

CPS Requests Food Safety Research Proposals

The Center for Produce Safety will fund research projects on food safety in produce.

September 14, 2017 | thepacker.com

Organic Growth Projected as More Millennials Become Parents

Millennial parents are now the biggest group of organic buyers in America.

September 14, 2017 | newfoodeconomy.com

Let's Just Start Tattooing Our Fruit

Consumers are increasingly worried about wasteful packaging and traceability.

September 14, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Farm Technology Startups Raise $1.13B in H1-2017

Farm technology startups constitute a major part of the AgriFood Tech landscape.

September 14, 2017 | agriculture.com

Serious Damage to Florida Citrus Crop

Hurricane Irma arrived as the fruit was nearing maturity.

September 13, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Why We Need to Revitalize Organic Seed Farming

Genetic diversity has been sacrificed in favor of efficiency and yield

September 13, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Greenlight Biosciences Raises $18m Series D for RNAi Biopesticide

Greenlight's technology targets pests' RNA.

September 12, 2017 | reuters.com

Moms Exposed to Pesticides More Likely to Have Preterm Babies

Women exposed agricultural pesticides are at heightened risk.

September 12, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Benson Hill Launches CRISPR 3.0

A new gene editing tool will provide an alternative to existing tools.

September 11, 2017 | agfundernews.com

The Commodity Business in Food and Agriculture is over

The days of blind commodity decisions are over courtesy of prescriptive analytics.

September 11, 2017 | uconn.edu

UConn Lab Identifies Way to Reduce Salmonella Outbreaks

A University of Connecticut lab tested the efficacy of disinfectants used to avoid contamination.

September 11, 2017 | freshfruitportal.com

Autogrow Announces Hackathon to Grow Crops on Mars

Teams will compete to design solutions for growing crops on Mars.

September 11, 2017 | ocj.com

Reducing Pesticide Spray Drift Using a Universal Computational Model

Technology can reduce safety, health, and environmental concerns.

September 11, 2017 | thepacker.com

Florida Citrus Acreage Slips

Citrus acreage in Florida is at its lowest level since surveys began in 1966.

September 8, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

New Startup Lets Farmers Sell Directly to Customers

WildKale enables farmers to sell directly to customers up to 300 miles from the farms.

September 8, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Israeli No-Waste Plant-Based Yogurt Yofix Raises $2M Series A

Yofix makes a non-dairy seed and lentil-based yogurt product.

September 7, 2017 | agfundernews.com

What is Agriculture Biotechnology?

Ag biotech is a broad category involving many different types of technology and science.

September 7, 2017 | agfundernews.com

NewLeaf Closes $30M Series C for Next-Gen Biologicals

NewLeaf's first product will come to market for the 2018 planting season.

September 6, 2017 | techcrunch.com

Keychain-Size Detector Quickly Alerts You of Allergens in Food

The integrated exogenous antigen testing system fits on a keychain.

September 5, 2017 | theguardian.com

Free School Fruit Contains Multiple Pesticides, UK Report Shows

The British School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme reaches about 2.3 million children.

September 3, 2017 | plantbasednews.com

How a Plant-Based Diet Could Help Solve Food Waste

Food waste is the single largest component going into municipal landfills.

September 2, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Hundreds Sickened from Salmonella Poisoning

Outbreaks traced to papayas from Mexico has topped 200 victims, with more farms implicated.

August 31, 2017 | agriculture.com

US Farm Income Noses upward after Three Years of Declines

Producers are sending more crops and livestock to market than initially expected.

August 31, 2017 | agprofessional.com

Dow/DuPont Close Historic Merger

Dow and DuPont closed the merger valued at $130 billion.

August 31, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

An Absolute Acidity Scale for Solvents

A new pH scale is based on the measured molecular acidities of compounds.

August 30, 2017 | apeelsciences.com

Apeel's Time Machine

How Apeel Sciences automated food decay time-lapse experiments.

August 30, 2017 | washingtonpost.com

The Raging Legal Battle over What Makes Food "Natural"

As consumers sue, the FDA has yet to provide any guidance.

August 29, 2017 | popsci.com

12,000 Tons of Food Waste Transformed a Barren Landscape

Scientists are devising new ways to use food waste.

August 28, 2017 | greenbiz.com

Bite into These 12 Food Waste Startups

Apeel is one of a dozen companies featured that are innovating food waste solutions.

August 28, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Bacteria, Undeclared Milk Top Causes for Recalls in Q2

Bacterial contamination was the reason behind 86.6% of food recalls.

August 28, 2017 | freshfruitportal.com

California Strawberry Industry Awarded $8.8M to Manage Diseases

Two research grants are awarded help strawberry farms manage soil disease.

August 28, 2017 | stratfor.com

Growing Agriculture Through Nuclear Solutions

Nuclear irradiation can help preserve fresh produce.

August 26, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

Google's AlphaGo Beats Chemists at Their Own Game

A new computer program can sift through millions of chemical reactions to plan a synthesis in a matter of seconds.

August 25, 2017 | thepacker.com

USDA Invests in Specialty Crop Projects

Twelve universities received $35 million from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

August 25, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Farmers Say It's Nearly Impossible to Follow Monsanto's Dicamba Directions

The herbicide comes with a long list of directions.

August 23, 2017 | acs.org

Spinning Plant Waste into Carbon Fiber for Cars, Planes

Leftover lignin can be transformed into carbon fiber strong enough to build aircraft parts.

August 23, 2017 | apnlive.com

Scientists Find Natural Food Preservative from Bacteria

Indian scientists have found a bacterial protein in chicken intestines that can help prevent food poisoning.

August 21, 2017 | eurekalert.com

Clay-Based Antimicrobial Packaging Keeps Food Fresh

A new packaging film is coated with clay nanotubes packed with an antibacterial essential oil.

August 21, 2017 | mentalfloss.com

Smart Fridge Camera Will Warn You when Your Food Is Going Bad

American families could each save about $1500 a year if they just ate all the food they bought.

August 21, 2017 | phys.org

Smart Label Could One Day Let You Know when to Toss Food and Cosmetics

Nanostructures catch and bind to compounds that indicate spoilage.

August 19, 2017 | mercurynews.com

California's Farm Communities Mobilize to Ban Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos can induce tremors and dizziness in adults and developmental delays in children.

August 18, 2017 | capitalpress.com

Western Innovator: New Way to Keep Produce Fresh

A natural protective sheen on produce helps keep it fresh.

August 18, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

The Perils of Pesticide Drift

Chemical spraying misses its mark with alarming frequency.

August 17, 2017 | capitalpress.com

Biodynamic: A Different Kind of Farming

This organic farming method predates the national organic program by 70 years.

August 17, 2017 | agriculture.com

Crop Protection: Biologicals Integrated with Chemicals

Biologicals are best suited to be integrated into pest management and crop production programs.

August 15, 2017 | agfundernews.com

What Is AgriFood Tech?

This growing segment is aiming to disrupt global food and agriculture.

August 14, 2017 | philly.com

Spotted Lanternfly Spreads, Threatens PA Fruit and Timber Crops

Scientists are working with various pesticides, predators, and parasitoids.

August 14, 2017 | washingtonpost.com

6 Foods Marketers Want You to Think Are Healthy

Sometimes it's hard to tell what's real because of the way foods are marketed.

August 13, 2017 | sfchronicle.com

What's in My Food? DNA Sequencing, Blockchain Provide Closer Look

DNA sequencing can determine exactly what is and isn't in a food sample.

August 12, 2017 | nypost.com

The FDA Won't Call This $80M Veggie Burger Safe

The FDA declined to say that Impossible Burger's lab-produced "meat" is safe for human consumption.

August 11, 2017 | sacbee.com

Why Your Avocados Are about to Get Much More Expensive

The California crop of avocados fell short of expectations.

August 11, 2017 | genengnews.com

Does a Common Food Preservative Trigger Obesity?

Mounting evidence suggests that environmental chemicals can affect normal homeostatic control mechanisms.

August 8, 2017 | acs.org

Kavli Lectures: Artificial Photosynthesis, New Materials

Artificial photosynthesis and liquid-filled nanostructured materials are highlighted at this year's ACS Expo.

August 8, 2017 | slate.com

USDA Staffers Discouraged from Using the Term 'Climate Change'

The Trump administration has impacted the language.

August 8, 2017 | npr.org

Is Sugar from Fruit the Same as Sugar from Candy?

No, sugar in fruit and added sugar are not the same thing.

August 5, 2017 | news-press.com

How to Ripen an Avocado Fast

Use science to get those avocados ripe ASAP.

August 4, 2017 | techcrunch.com

3D-Printed Fruit Will Help Your Real Apples Taste Better

Fake fruit tracks temperatures, motion and shocks during transport.

August 4, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Sacramento is Making Moves to Become an Agtech Hub

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council is attempting to carve out a piece of the tech scene.

August 4, 2017 | cattlenetwork.com

Beefing Up Africa's Food Security

South Africa has the potential to feed a growing population with cattle.

August 3, 2017 | thepacker.com

Wal-Mart Aims for Efficiency Gains with New Delivery Requirements

Wal-Mart suppliers will be fined 3 percent of the value of items late or missing.

August 3, 2017| agriculture.com

China's Foreign Food & Ag Acquisitions Set to Increase

The challenge of feeding China's 1.4 billion people has been leading to gigantic business deals.

August 3, 2017 | thepacker.com

Blueberries Rising in Peru

Peruvian blueberry farms are still expanding rapidly.

August 2, 2017 | willistonherald.com

Farm Bioreactor Will Filter Nitrate from Water

A trench filled with wood chips converts nitrate into nitrogen gas.

August 2, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

The Future of Fertilizer: Insanely Precise Drones

Excess nitrogen fertilizer can have serious environmental effects.

July 31, 2017 | nytimes.com

Discovery to Buy Scripps, Owner of Food Network and HGTV

Sealing the $11.9 billion deal meant placating Scripps family shareholders.

July 31, 2017 | acs.org

Liquid Metals Catalyze Industrial Reactions

Gallium-palladium droplets drive alkane dehydrogenation with high selectivity.

July 30, 2017 | kivitv.com

Connecting Backyard Gardeners with Harvesters

The idea came to a couple when they saw an unused apricot tree.

July 30, 2017 | nydailynews.com

Schumer Calls for Investigation into Fast Food Packaging

Phthalates are present in burger wrappers, soda cups and French fry cartons.

July 29, 2017 | qz.com

How to Make Food from Electricity

A team of researchers in Finland has successfully created food using electricity.

July 27, 2017 | washingtonpost.com

How the Climate Crisis Could Become a Food Crisis

A fragile network feeds Earth's 7 billion people.

July 27, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Untreated Wastewater is Used to Irrigate Crops Way More than Previously Thought

Urban water carries diseases that can end up in the fruits and vegetables.

July 26, 2017 | agfundernews.com

NYC Hosts First Food Waste Fair

The fair brings together city officials, chefs, investors, and food waste startups.

July 25, 2017 | chicagobusiness.com

This Startup Can Keep Fruit Fresh for Weeks Longer

The time-release sachet contains an ethylene blocker that enables two to three times longer shelf life.

July 24, 2017 | ilnews.org

Farmers Must Adapt to Changing Weed Species

Weeds have changed due to farming practices.

July 24, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Cow Had 8,000% the Legal Limit of Drug

A US farm failed badly on levels of oxytetracycline, desfuroylceftiofur and flunixin.

July 24, 2017 | washingtonpost.com

10 Mega Myths about Farming

People spend less of their income on food today, and most farms are family owned.

July 24, 2017 | greenbiz.com

IKEA's 7 Imperatives for Scrapping Food Waste

Food now represents 5 percent of IKEA's revenue.

July 24, 2017 | sfchronicle.com

MeWe Digitizes Food Safety Inspections

MeWe's software expedites food safety and compliance checks.

July 22, 2017 | thepacker.com

CDC Targets Yellow Maradol Papayas in Deadly Outbreak

Dozens of people have became infected with deadly Salmonella Kiambu.

July 21, 2017 | thepacker.com

Indoor Farming Company Receives $200 Million

San Francisco-based Plenty has raised $200M in funding led by Softbank.

July 21, 2017 | agdaily.com

USDA Unveiled 244 Made-in-America Inventions in 2016

Made-in-America research excelled in 2016.

July 21, 2017 | thepacker.com

Investing in Safe Food

The FDA is awarding $30.9 million to help 43 states become compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

July 20, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Crop Protection: Biologicals vs Chemicals?

Chemical pesticides are under increasing scrutiny from consumers and regulators.

July 19, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Real-Life Plague of Katydids Hits the American West

A Mormon Cricket swarm can destroy entire crops.

July 18, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

A Modern Farmer Review of Turnkey Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponics is just beginning to take off at a commercial level.

July 17, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

3D Printed Flower Blooms when the Sun Comes out

Scientists created photoresponsive device using shape memory composites.

July 17, 2017 | peoriapublicradio.org

RIPE Program Aims to Combat Effects of Climate Change

RIPE is engineering plants to more efficiently turn the sun's energy into food.

July 17, 2017 | acs.org

The Hidden Chemistry in Heterogeneous Catalysts

More than 80 percent of large-scale chemical processes depend on solid catalysts.

July 17, 2017 | acs.org

Periodic Graphics: The Chemistry of Frozen Desserts

The differences between ice cream, gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurt.

July 17, 2017 | producereport.com

Fresh Opportunities in New Technology

Avocados exemplify how innovation drives consumption.

July 16, 2017 | produceretailer.com

Five Tips for a Better Specialty Produce Program

How many once-specialty items became modern staples.

July 14, 2017 | thepacker.com

Avocados See Record Fourth of July Sales

Sales far surpassed the projection for Independence Day.

July 14, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Commercial Grasshopper Farm Raises Seed Capital

Grasshoppers are difficult to cultivate at scale due to their lengthy incubation period and seasonal breeding.

July 12, 2017 | produceretailer.com

Blue Apron IPO Fizzles — and the Future of Meal Kits

Blue Apron's stock is valued at half what it hoped prior to the IPO.

July 10, 2017 | civileats.com

Should 'Regenerative' Agriculture Get Its Own Label?

Would a new eco-conscious label create more market confusion?

July 9, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Butter Recalled Because of Listeria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled several brands of butter due to contamination by deadly Listeria monocytogenes.

July 7, 2017 | acs.org

Plants Inspire Exceptionally Strong and Elastic Graphene Aerogels

The new superlight, conductive materials could make better flexible electronics.

July 7, 2017 | miamiherald.com

Missouri Ag Department Orders Temporary Halt to Dicamba Use

A new order immediately ends the use and sales of the herbicide dicamba.

July 7, 2017 | sciencealert.com

How You Smell Food Could Change How You Gain Weight

Smelling food before eating can increase weight gain.

July 7, 2017 | thepacker.com

Food Waste Estimates Miss the Mark?

A paper published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics says food waste figures are overstated.

July 6, 2017 | californiaagtoday.com

Napolitano Says Ag Needs Technology

UC President Janet Napolitano mentions Apeel in her discourse on Agtech.

July 6, 2017 | thepacker.com

Study Reveals Shifting Avocado Marketplace

The rise of the fresh perimeter and cross-channel shopping are fueling a new trend.

July 5, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Vinegar — A New Way for Crops to Fight Drought?

A new study finds that vinegar might help plants survive in drought-like conditions.

July 3, 2017 | agdaily.com

5 Tips for Finding and Landing Your Dream Job in Agriculture

Internships are worth much more than college credit.

July 3, 2017 | ndtv.com

What Do Those Fruit Stickers Tell Us about the Fruits We Buy?

A five-digit number beginning with 8 implies that your fruit was grown with genetic modification.

July 2, 2017 | usatoday.com

More Than a Third of Food Is Wasted

Why the US throws away $218 billion worth of food while 1 in 7 Americans are food-insecure.

July 1, 2017 | cnbc.com

Food Safety Measures Face Cuts in Trump Budget

The Trump new budget calls for regulatory reform at the FDA.

June 29, 2017 | acs.org

How Plants Release Their Fragrant Molecules

Plants actively release volatile organic compounds via protein transporters in cell membranes.

June 29, 2017 | sciencemag.org

Study: Controversial Pesticides Can Decimate Honey Bees

Neonicotinoids find their way into pollen and nectar, posing a threat to pollinators.

June 28, 2017 | thepacker.com

Del Monte to Launch Retail Outlets in the US

New Del Monte stores will offer ready-to-eat products like salads, sandwiches, juices and smoothies.

June 28, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Three Ways Amazon Is Changing the Grocery Game

Now you can order groceries from your refrigerator.

June 28, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

EPA Chief Met with Dow CEO before Deciding Not to Ban Dow's Pesticide

The decision not to ban chlorpyrifos has aroused anger and fear.

June 26, 2017 | freshplaza.com

Walmart Testing Large Kiosks to House Fresh Produce

Wal-Mart's new 24-Hour Online Grocery Pickup fills orders in 60 seconds without human service.

June 26, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Contaminated Food Recalls: Nuts, Chicken, Ravioli and Chick Peas

This week's contaminants include Listeria, E. coli and foreign material.

June 26, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

DDT Surprises with Discovery of Overlooked Form

DDT and other contact insecticides have long been thought to exist in just one crystal form.

June 25, 2017 | consumerreports.org

Forget the Juice and Eat the Whole Fruit Instead

Juicing removes most of the fiber and its health benefits.

June 24, 2017 | washingtonpost.com

This Quiet Agricultural 'Moonshot' Could Change the Future of Food

How do you tackle the problem of feeding 9 billion people by 2050?

June 21, 2017 | agriculture.com

Nearly 40% of Rural Americans Lack Access to High-Speed Internet

In much of America's farmland, four of every 10 people cannot get broadband.

June 21, 2017 | thepacker.com

Wal-Mart Reports 'Encouraging' Results in Blockchain Pilot

Wal-Mart is working with IBM on Blockchain food traceability.

June 20, 2017 | acs.org

Polymer Network Captures Drinking Water Contaminant

Cross-linked cyclodextrin removes 99% of the perfluorinated chemical PFOA.

June 20, 2017 | phys.org

Could 'Saline Agriculture' Be the Future of Coastal Farming?

Adapting farming techniques to salted soils is a new area of focus for researchers.

June 18, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

Purest Silicon Sphere Ever Created Will Redefine the Kilogram

The kilogram is the only unit still based on a physical object.

June 17, 2017 | pbs.org

Lead Detected in 20 Percent of Baby Food Samples

Food is the major source of lead exposure in two-thirds of toddlers.

June 16, 2017 | latimes.com

Workers Pilfered $300,000 Worth of Avocados

Employees of Mission Produce were caught stealing and selling avocados to unsuspecting customers.

June 16, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Blue Apron: Why IPO and What Does it Mean for Meal Kit Competitors?

Intense competition has led to expensive marketing efforts.

June 16, 2017 | france24.com

Modern-Day Slaves: Europe's Fruit Pickers

In Italy, many farm workers are taking orders from the Mafia.

June 15, 2017 | thepacker.com

Brian Kocher Honored as Produce Man of the Year

Castellini Group CEO Brian Kocher has long been involved in advocating for the industry.

June 14, 2017 | acs.org

First CRISPR Crop Could Debut in 2020

Some hurdles remain before more CRISPR products become available.

June 14, 2017 | sciencealert.com

6 Things a Food-Poisoning Expert Refuses to Eat

Bill Marler simply doesn't eat certain foods anymore.

June 12, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Tons of Food Recalled for Listeria and E. Coli Contamination

Salads, flour, beef and other foods have been recalled due to contamination.

June 11, 2017 | bbc.com

Ethiopia's Emergency Food Aid to Run out Next Month

Ethiopia will soon run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people.

June 11, 2017 | salon.com

What If Several of the World's Biggest Food Crops Failed at the Same Time?

Examining the effects of major crop losses.

June 10, 2017 | reason.com

To Reduce Food Waste, Government Must Get out of the Way

Government waste is still fashionable.

June 9, 2017 | freshplaza.com

An Overview of the Global Banana Market

A status summary of the banana republics.

June 8, 2017 | washingtonpost.com

How to Protect against Food Fraud

Food fraud costs the industry billions every year.

June 8, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Freight Farms Raises Series B Round for Shipping Container Tech

Freight Farms has already deployed 100 farms using automation and hydroponic technology.

June 5, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Food Recalls: Contaminated Beef, Tuna, Turkey and Nuts

Found in food: Erectile disfunction drugs, as well as the usual suspects — E. coli, Hepatitis A and Listeria.

June 5, 2017 | agfundernews.com

The 4 Shocking Consequences of Food Waste

Fruits and vegetables are the most wasted category of food, with 52% going to waste.

June 5, 2017 | acs.org

Organic Acids Grow on the Farm

Short-chain organic acids could replace growth-promoting antibiotics.

June 2, 2017 | thepacker.com

Ethylene Filters Help Shippers, Retailers Cut Waste

The filter slows the maturation process, extends shelf life and reduces waste.

June 2, 2017 | telegraph.co.uk

Organic Foods Backed by Landmark Report

A new European Parliament report warns that pesticides are far more dangerous than previously thought.

June 1, 2017 | thepacker.com

Organic Produce Sales Gain 8.4%

Organic fruit and vegetable sales increased to $15.6 billion in 2016.

June 1, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

California Attempts to Grow Coffee

Coffee grows best in subtropical and tropical areas.

May 27, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Listeria Claims Organic Nuts, Sausage, Egg Rolls

Numerous products were found to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes this week.

May 26, 2017 | usda.gov

Gypsy Moths Want to Devour Your Favorite Destinations

Gypsy moth caterpillars can defoliate, weaken and kill more than 300 different species of trees and shrubs.

May 26, 2017 | thepacker.com

Wal-Mart Sees Massive Growth in Online Sales

The world's largest retailer now has more than 50 million items for sale at walmart.com.

May 26, 2017 | thepacker.com

Sunshine State Avocado Season Looks Promising

15 varieties of Florida avocados are packed under the SlimCado brand.

May 25, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Five Startups Win Accelerator Backing to Fight Food Insecurity

Five startups won backing for solutions that can help reshape our food system.

May 24, 2017 | usnews.com

House Approves Bill Seeking to Upend EPA Pesticide Rule

The measure eliminates the need for permits to spray near rivers and lakes.

May 24, 2017 | acs.org

Sorghum Health Food Sweetener and Now Clothing Dye

New sorghum dyes hold colorfastness even when washed, rubbed and ironed.

May 22, 2017 | acs.org

New Role in Cells Suggested for ATP

Known as an energy carrier, adenosine triphosphate can also solubilize proteins.

May 20, 2017 | chicagotribune.com

Why Kale Is Everywhere

How food trends are born.

May 20, 2017 | sfgate.com

VCs Hunt for Food Delivery Business That's Sustainable

Many meal-delivery businesses have recently closed their doors or cut workers.

May 19, 2017 | cnn.com

This App Is Fighting Food Waste and Offering Free Meals

American households throw food worth $165 billion in the trash each year.

May 19, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

You're Not Going to Believe What's in Your Pet's Food

Many pet foods are chock full of heavy metals, antibiotics and pesticide residues.

May 18, 2017 | agprofessional.com

Report Says Pests and Pathogens Cost Agriculture Billions

A new report notes that 1,730 new plant species were discovered in the past year.

May 17, 2017 | thepacker.com

Kroger Testing New Convenience Store Format

Fresh Eats Market is a new convenience store concept.

May 17, 2017 | sciencemag.org

A Gut Bacterial View of Micronutrient Deficiency

Vitamin and mineral (micronutrient) deficiencies afflict 2 billion people. (Abstract)

May 15, 2017 | acs.org

Natural Product Analysis Offers Insight on Compound Discovery Trends

The number of natural products discovered has plateaued since the 1990s.

May 13, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Food Recalls: Listeria, Staphylococcus and Antibiotic Residue

Turkey, ham, waffles, bagged spinach and frozen burritos were contaminated.

May 12, 2017 | thepacker.com

Food Safety Challenges Loom Large, Experts Say

Some regulations are complicated for growers.

May 12, 2017 | agprofessional.com

EPA Reopens Comment Period for Pyrethroids

The insecticides are in the EPA registration review process that is required every 15 years.

May 10, 2017 | agfundernews.com

How Large Food & Beverage Companies Can Engage with Disruptive Technology

For companies that wish to survive, change is not an option.

May 9, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

New Farming Venture Tweaks Veggies to Suit Needs

A new indoor hydroponic farm is offering 'bespoke' produce.

May 6, 2017 | fortune.com

Aunt Jemima Products Recalled over Listeria Contamination

Frozen pancakes, waffles, and French toast packages are being recalled.

May 5, 2017 | popsci.com

Learning to Farm on Mars Could Actually Save Agriculture on Earth

The fourth planet has no known sources of ready water.

May 5, 2017 | thepacker.com

Volumes Increasing for South African Citrus

Volumes imported into the US have grown to record shipments of more than 60,000 metric tons.

May 5, 2017 | nationalreview.com

How College Students Are Being Misled about 'Sustainable' Agriculture

Sustainability is a reasonable goal, but organic agriculture is no way to achieve it.

May 5, 2017 | thepacker.com

SEC Filing by Dole Reveals Recall Costs

The 2015-16 listeria outbreak cost Dole, which recently announced its intention to go public, more than $80 million.

May 4, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Can Hydroponic Farming Be Organic?

The battle over the future of "Organic" is getting heated.

May 3, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Abundant Robotics Raises $10m Series A for Apple Picking Robot

Abundant will use the proceeds to commercialize its first product.

May 3, 2017 | mit.edu

Funding Solutions for Pressing Food and Agriculture Issues

Teams tackling crop spoilage, pesticide pollution, and farming efficiency win MIT's Food and Agribusiness Innovation prizes.

May 2, 2017 | sciencedaily.com

Agriculture Is Good for Honey Bees, Scientists Say

Hive health is positively correlated to the presence of agriculture.

April 30, 2017 | star2.com

The Food Additives That Are in Your Meals

A food additive can be any substance, natural or artificial, that is added to food.

April 28, 2017 | agprofessional.com

EPA Reviews Put Popular Pesticides under the Magnifying Glass

The EPA reviews each registered pesticide at least every 15 years.

April 28, 2017 | thepacker.com

Hass Avocado Board Study Reveals Top Spenders

One-quarter of retail grocery shoppers account for 73% of avocado purchases.

April 27, 2017 | winknews.com

Food Insecurity Can Affect Your Mental Health

A large worldwide survey points to a link.

April 26, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

Perovskite Quantum Dots Boost Artificial Photosynthesis

Perovskite and graphene oxide combined to enhance photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide.

April 26, 2017 | capradio.com

Bill Aims to Give Minority Farmers a Greater Say in Agriculture

A new bill could significantly alter the way the California Department of Food and Agriculture works with farmers of color.

April 25, 2017 | agriculture.com

BASF Set to Acquire ZedX

ZedX develops agronomic weather, crop, and pest models.

April 25, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Report: Investing in Small-Scale Agriculture Is 3x More Effective at Reducing Poverty

About 70 percent of people globally get their food from small-scale farmers.

April 23, 2017 | winknews.com

Food Recalled Due to Extraneous Golf Ball Materials

Almost anything can end up in your food package.

April 22, 2017 | agprofessional.com

Vomitoxin Makes Nasty Appearance for US Farm Sector

Vomitoxin produced by fungi is affecting corn, creating headaches for ethanol, pork and poultry markets.

April 21, 2017 | washingtonpost.com

USDA Scientists Say Their Work Has Been Tampered with

Nearly 10 percent OF USDA scientists surveyed said their research has been tampered with or altered by superiors.

April 20, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Wasteless Raises $400k Seed for "Internet of Groceries" Technology

The Israeli startup is creating a real-time tracking solution to help fight food waste.

April 20, 2017 | usatoday.com

Dow Chemical Urges Trump Administration to Ignore Pesticide Findings

Scientists say widely used pesticides are harmful to 1,800 species.

April 20, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Frozen Vegetables Are Sometimes More Nutritious than Fresh

A study tested nutrient amounts in fruits vegetables stored three different ways.

April 20, 2017 | thepacker.com

Pest Problem Expands for Avocado Growers

Additional pests have been shown to transmit the laurel wilt pathogen to avocado groves.

April 20, 2017 | agprofessional.com

Wal-Mart Seeks Farm Nitrogen Reductions

Powerhouse produce retailer Wal-Mart issued a challenge to US farmers: cut carbon emissions by 1 gigaton.

April 19, 2017 | acs.org

Neonicotinoids Detected in Drinking Water in Agricultural Area

Studies find neonicotinoids in rivers and streams.

April 19, 2017 | usda.gov

2016 Count of Certified Organic Operations Shows Continued Growth

We now have 24,650 certified organic operations in the US and 37,032 globally.

April 18, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

Carbon Puts New Nanostructure under Its Belt

The first carbon nanobelt comprising 12 edge-sharing benzene rings has been made by Japanese researchers.

April 16, 2017 | nhregister.com

Quantum Biopower Turns Food Waste into Energy

The Quantum bio-fuel plant in Southington turns food waste into electricity via methane.

April 14, 2017 | agprofessional.com

10 Herbicide-Resistant Weed Management Strategies

Two weed scientists published a paper ranking their weed management strategies.

April 14, 2017 | nbcnews.com

Tiny 'Organ Chips' Promise Big Boost to Testing of Food, Drugs

Each chip is designed to mimic the natural physiology of an organ.

April 14, 2017 | foodandwine.com

What to Do If Your Food Goes Bad

Not all gone-bad food is for the trash.

April 13, 2017 | eater.com

How Coachella Changed the Way Music Festivals Think about Food

Coachella has changed the concert food model.

April 13, 2017 | newyorker.com

A Russian Fast-Food Chain Tries Its Luck in America

In any Russian stolovaya, one can find an array of blini.

April 12, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Full Harvest Raises $2m Seed Round for Food Waste Reduction

The mission is to repurpose produce wasted at the farm level.

April 10, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Why Even Small Farmers Should Make Space for Refuge Crops

The basic idea of refuge crops is all about bug sex.

April 9, 2017 | etfdailynews.com

Agriculture Sector Looks to Finally Bottom

The agricultural index GKX (Wheat, Corn, Sugar, Soybean, Coffee, Cocoa, Cotton) is back in its bearish area.

April 7, 2017 | thepacker.com

USDA to Analyze GE Virus Effect on Greening, Environment

A genetically engineered virus designed to help combat citrus greening will be reviewed.

April 7, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

An End to Incorrect NMR Structures?

An adapted protein NMR technique reveals whether molecular structures are correct.

April 6, 2017 | sciencemag.org

Hunger Amplifies Infectious Diseases for Millions Fleeing Boko Haram

Without treatment, 75,000 more children will die by June.

April 6, 2017 | sciencemag.org

Giant Viruses Found in Austria May Be a Fourth Domain of Life

A sewage treatment plant yielded a genome that appears to be from the most cell-like viruses yet.

April 5, 2017 | thepacker.com

Vida Fresh Launches Tasti-Lee Tomato Baskets

Morro Bay, Calif.-based Vida Fresh is the exclusive West Coast grower-packer-shipper of the new vine-ripe packages.

April 5, 2017 | scientificamerican.com

3 Big Myths about Modern Agriculture

Myths get in the way of our ability to restore degraded soils that can feed the world using fewer chemicals.

April 5, 2017 | agfundernews.com

InspiraFarms Plans Cold Storage and Processing in Africa and Central America

The company raised 1.65M Pounds Series A for Cold Storage and Processing Tech.

April 5, 2017 | agprofessional.com

The Pest Triangle

Pests must be present and the environment must allow it to reach a damaging level before treatment is justified.

April 3, 2017 | phys.com

A "Bionic Leaf" Could Help Feed the World

A new kind of leaf uses bacteria, sunlight, water and air to make its own fertilizer.

April 3, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Food Recalls: Salmonella, Listeria and E. Coli

Recalls in the past week include ice cream, chili, soy butter, milk and frozen burritos.

April 2, 2017 | sciencenews.org

Food Odors Are More Enticing to Sleep-Deprived Brains

Sleep deprivation seems to increase the brain's sensitivity to food smells.

April 1, 2017 | medscape.com

Common Pesticides Speed up Puberty

Researchers have found evidence that exposure to pyrethroids speeds up puberty in boys.

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