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January 20, 2017 | agprofessional.com

4 AgTech Trends You Shouldn't Ignore

There are several agtech trends playing out right now that farmers should watch closely.

January 20, 2017 | medicalnewsbulletin.com

A Potential New, Safe Preservative

Lippia origanoides essential oil has promise to be an alternative to synthetic preservatives.

January 19, 2017 | agfundernews.com

AgFunder Innovation Awards 2016 Winners Announced

New companies that have the potential to revolutionize the food industry.

January 19, 2017 | thepacker.com

Fewer California Avocados Expected This Year

2017 California avocado volume will come in at a little more than half of 2016 production.

January 18, 2017 | ecowatch.com

97% of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Pesticides

EPA releases its first rigorous nationwide analysis of the effects of pesticides.

January 19, 2017 | sciencemag.org

Hundreds of Elusive Protein Structures Pinned down from Genome Data

New research is called "a major step forward" in determining how proteins fold.

January 19, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Sonny Perdue Nominated as USDA Secretary

The former Georgia governor is somewhat of a hero to Bible Belt farmers.

January 18, 2017 | washingtonpost.com

A Diet Rich in Fruits and Vegetables Outweighs the Risks of Pesticides

The "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean 15" lists may be doing more harm than good.

January 18, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Food-X Reveals the 8 Startups Taking Part in Its Latest Cohort

The New York accelerator selected these eight startups from over 500 applications.

January 13, 2017 | thepacker.com

Produce Companies Get Creative in Quest for Zero Waste

One company is diverting 100% of the waste generated from its fresh-cut operation from the landfill.

January 13, 2017 | agweb.com

China Creates Agriculture Giant with Merger

China National Cotton Reserves' merger with Sinograin will create new company with combined assets $213 billion.

January 12, 2017 | thepacker.com

UC Davis Creates Produce App

A new iPhone app called Produce Facts is available from UC Davis Postharvest Technology.

January 12, 2017 | sciencemag.com

Scientists Tie Tightest Knot Ever

A new knot has been made that measures only 20 nanometers long and contains a total of 192 atoms.

January 12, 2017 | usda.gov

USDA Report: Greenhouse Gas Balance of Ethanol

Corn-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent compared to gasoline.

January 11, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

Metal-Guzzling Plants Harvested to Make Nanomaterials

A new method turns this vegetation into nanoparticles and nanotubes.

January 9, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Too Much Information Can Cause Food Waste

Information about the destination of uneaten food can lead to more food waste.

January 9, 2017 | sciencemag.com

Feds: US Should Pursue Geoengineering Research

For the first time, the US Government is recommending geoengineering studies.

January 6, 2017 | thepacker.com

Millennials Lead the Way in Attitudes toward Organics

18- to 34-year-olds are buying organic for their whole family.

January 5, 2017 | agprofessional.com

10 Percent of Farmland Will Change Hands by 2019

The USDA is predicting 93 million acres will be transferred by 2019.

January 5, 2017| sciencemag.com

Tomato Ancestor Evolved 50 Million Years Ago

Researchers found two fossils compressed into 52.2-million-year-old Patagonian stone. (Video)

January 4, 2017 | nydailynews.com

Criminal Investigation Opens after Pesticide Fatally Poisons Four Children

Kids apparently inhaled pesticide gases.

January 3, 2017 | journaltimes.com

Scientist Translates Chemistry into Music

Mike Adams has translated molecules into audible music sequences. (Video)

January 2, 2017 | acs.org

How Tomatoes Make Cholesterol

Researchers have uncovered the biosynthetic pathways to cholesterol formation in leaf lipids.

January 2, 2017 | journaltimes.com

Growing in Space

How long does it take for a tree to grow in space?

December 30, 2016 | farmandranchguide.com

USDA Provides New Cost Share Opportunities for Organic Producers

The USDA will assist with costs to obtain organic certifications.

December 30, 2016 | cnbc.com

Efforts to Redefine 'Healthy' Could Hit a Roadblock

The FDA is extending the feedback period for comments about use of the word "healthy."

December 29, 2016 | thepacker.com

Baldor Fresh-Cut Facility Finds Uses for 100% of Scraps

Baldor was discarding "a worrisome amount" of usable food scraps.

December 29, 2016 | forbes.com

The Most Shocking Moments in Food Politics in 2016

2016 was a confusing year.

December 27, 2016 | compoundchem.com

The Year in Chemistry

Here's a review 2016's biggest chemistry stories.

December 27, 2016 | agfundernews.com

4 Key Biotechnologies Needed to Get Cellular Agriculture to Commercialization

What we need to grow "clean meat."

December 25, 2016 | econotimes.com

High-Tech Agriculture Can Prevent Oncoming Global Water Wars

The world is running out of clean, drinkable water.

December 25, 2016 | augustafreepress.com

USDA to Measure Financial Well-Being of Farm Families

The 2016 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) survey begins in January.

December 24, 2016 | independent.co.uk

Hundreds of Thousands Face Starvation and Death in Africa

37 million people across Africa are without food.

December 23, 2016 | agprofessional.com

Florida Ag Can't Shake Citrus Fall, Land Loss

Greening has obliterated 75 percent of orange and grapefruit crops.

December 22, 2016 | nationalgeographic.com

As Groundwater Dwindles, a Global Food Shock Looms

Some of the biggest grain-producing regions could run dry by mid-century.

December 22, 2016 | thepacker.com

Court Sides with Growers against California Law

San Joaquin Valley growers successfully argued that California's wage rate bill unfairly targeted their operations.

December 18, 2016 | cbsnews.com

New USDA Food Label Guidelines Aim to Prevent Food Waste

New labels attempt to prevent discarding food that's still good.

December 18, 2016 | allafrica.com

Africa: Important Wins Were Notched up in 2016

2016 was a big year for agriculture in Africa.

December 17, 2016 | economist.com

Food Packaging Is Not the Enemy of the Environment

Reducing food waste might be more important than reducing packaging refuse.

December 16, 2016 | arstechnica.com

Can Sub-Saharan Africa Produce Enough Food to Meet Growing Demand?

SSA might be stuck relying on imports.

December 15, 2016 | agprofessional.com

US Ethanol Production Sets New Record

The US is producing an average of over a million barrels of ethanol per day.

December 14, 2016 | forbes.com

Ten Food Trends That Will Shape 2017

Next year promises to be one of the most exciting in the history of food.

December 14, 2016 | thepacker.com

FDA Approves Del Monte's GMO Pink Pineapple

After winning USDA approval in 2013, the pineapple is now also approved by the FDA.

December 13, 2016 | nytimes.com

An Edible Solution to Extend Produce Shelf Life

Apeel Sciences aims to make obsolete the gas, wax and other tricks growers use to keep fruits and vegetables fresh.

December 13, 2016 | chemistryworld.com

Traffic Light Label Indicates Food Freshness

Ammonia gas diffusion enables an inexpensive color-changing food freshness label.

December 12, 2016 | marketsandmarkets.com

Connected Agriculture Market to Double within 5 Years

"Connected agriculture" is expected to grow from $1.34B in 2016 to $3.06B by 2021.

December 9, 2016 | thepacker.com

Negotiations Fail to Advance Nutrition Bill

The bill included processed forms of fruits and vegetables in addition to fresh produce.

December 9, 2016 | agprofessional.com

Purdue Website Provides GMO Info

Scientists at Purdue U answer questions about GMOs.

December 8, 2016 | agprofessional.com

Getting More Nitrogen into the Plant

The N cycle is complex and very leaky.

December 7, 2016 | pewtrusts.org

School Meal Programs Innovate to Improve Student Nutrition

Schools wrestle with implementation of the updated standards.

December 6, 2016 | compoundchem.com

The New Periodic Table

Compound Interest has created a printable poster of the updated table.

December 5, 2016 | techcrunch.com

Foodstantly Is Transforming How People Shop for Food in Nigeria

90 percent of Nigerians shop in open air markets.

December 2, 2016 | thepacker.com

Avocado Shopper Study Gives Insights

The top 25% of avocado purchasers account for 75% of the volume sold.

December 2, 2016 | capegazette.com

Pomegranates Deserve Our Praise

The pomegranate has earned a permanent place in the produce aisle.

December 1, 2016 | agfundernews.com

AgriProtein Waste-to-Insect Protein Raises $17.5M

AgriProtein uses food waste to grow insects for animal feed.





November 30, 2016 | iupac.org

IUPAC Announces New Element Names

Element names have been given to nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og).

November 29, 2016 | allafrica.com

Nutritionist Speaks Out on Cassava Poisoning

Poorly-selected and undercooked cassava can result in lethal poisoning.

November 27, 2016 | natlawreview.com

USDA, EPA Announce US Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions

In the US, food accounts for about 21 percent of our landfill waste.

November 27, 2016 | cbsnews.com

The "Super-Tasters" Flavoring Your Food

"These flavors are so stimulating, they hijack our brain."

November 26, 2016 | fnbnews.com

Arjuna Launches Natural Preservative Range X-Tend

The new line consists of essential oils and oleoresins.

November 26, 2016 | forbes.com

Your Food Is Making You Sick

Being able to choose healthy foods is a privilege.

November 24, 2016 | sciencedaily.com

Bringing Silicon to Life: Silicon-Carbon Bonds

Living organisms can be persuaded to make silicon-carbon bonds.

November 23, 2016 | nytimes.com

In a California Valley, Healthy Food Everywhere but on the Table

California farm workers struggle with poverty and malnutrition.

November 23, 2016 | agfundernews.com

Why Fink Family Foundation Invested in Spoiler Alert

Food waste is a key issue FFF wants to support.

November 23, 2016 | thepacker.com

Chilean Strike Threatens Fruit Shipments to US

Government worker walkouts might affect fruit exports.

November 23, 2016 | agprofessional.com

New Cereal Fungicide Receives EPA Registration

Nexicor combines fluxapyroxad, pyraclostrobin and propiconazole.

November 21, 2016 | foodsafetynews.com

Food Recalls: Baby Food, Hummus, Chicken, Pork

Recalls in the past week include salmonella and listeria contamination; a food company owner lands in prison.

November 19, 2016 | agweb.com

Wal-Mart Tests Food Traceability Technology

Blockchain could change how Wal-Mart serves 260 million customers a week.

November 18, 2016 | phys.org

Molecules Change Shape when Wet

Water promotes the reshaping of crown ethers and biphenyl molecules.

November 17, 2016 | agfundernews.com

The Billion Dollar Food Waste Market Investors Are Missing

Apeel is mentioned in this article about food waste reduction investments.

November 17, 2016 | sciencemag.com

Turning off a Plant's Sunshield Can Grow Bigger Crops

Controlling chloroplast's nonphotochemical quenching can improve photosynthesis.

November 17, 2016 | consumeraffairs.com

Report Claims High Levels of Glyphosate in American Foods

After the FDA suspended testing, nonprofits release their own report.

November 17, 2016 | phys.org

Scientists Discover Method for Sculpting How Chemicals Spread in Fluid Flows

A new method for controlling chemical targeting.

November 17, 2016 | greenbiz.com

Understand Pollution, Environmental Impacts from Food in 6 Charts

The economic and environmental impact of food.

November 16, 2016 | thepacker.com

Cold Chain Compliance Heats up

The Food Safety Modernization Act is codifying cold chain responsibilities.

November 14, 2016 | cnet.com

Turn Your Food Waste into Fertilizer in a Day

The Zera Food Recycler claims to turn waste into fertilizer in 24 hours.

November 14, 2016 | abc13.com

Freeze-Dried Food Is Going Mainstream

Freeze-drying preserves food, but is it healthy?

November 14, 2016 | medicalxpress.com

How the Brain Uses Color to Help Us Choose What to Eat

Vision is the main sense humans use to guide food choices.

November 14, 2016 | foodsafetynews.com

Food Recalls: Salmonella, Listeria, Hepatitis A

The past week's food poisoning pains includes five ice cream brands.

November 14, 2016 | rt.com

EPA Approves Monsanto's Dicamba Herbicide

The company says the new product is 'less volatile' than other dicamba-based compounds.

November 11, 2016 | chemistryworld.com

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Catalysts

Lemon juice is a biocatalyst and a solvent in the synthesis of organic compounds.

November 9, 2016 | agprofessional.com

Microbials Is the 'Next Big Category' within Biologicals

The microbials market has grown exponentially during the last six years.

November 7, 2016 | time.com

This Common Processed Food Ingredient Causes Cancer

A new study shows that emulsifiers can cause cancer in animals.

November 7, 2016 | euractiv.com

Farming 4.0: The Future of Agriculture?

A set of infographics with ag stats showing past and predictive trends.

November 5, 2016 | agprofessional.com

Weather Is Still the Number One Yield Limiter

Famers can only hope the weather will play nice.

November 5, 2016 | reliefweb.int

Early Warning - Early Action Report on Food Security

The FAO's report is an analytical summary of major disaster risks to agriculture and food security.

November 4, 2016 | agweb.com

Drought Ends in Nearly One-Fourth of California

Only three-fourths of the state technically remains in drought.

November 4, 2016 | gizmodo.com

The First Color Electron Microscope Images Ever

A research team from the UC San Diego has created the first multi-color electron microscope.

November 4, 2016 | thepacker.com

Researchers Develop Early Citrus Greening Detection System

A new method can detect citrus greening before symptoms start.

November 4, 2016 | agweb.com

EU Demands 'Missing Info' in Dow-DuPont Deal

Dow and DuPont face further delays in creating the world's largest chemical company.

November 3, 2016 | agprofessional.com

Portable Solar-Powered Phenotyping Tool

A new system measures temperature, humidity, CO2, rainfall, air quality, wind speed, light, and soil measurements.

November 2, 2016 | sciencedaily.com

Controlling Plant Regeneration Systems May Drive the Future of Agriculture

A key protein complex controls plant tissue repair.

November 2, 2016 | civileats.com

A New Sperm Bank for Honeybees Could Save Agriculture

Cryopreservation techniques might sustain threatened species.

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