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February 27, 2017 | fastcompany.com

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Food 2017

Ten companies that are changing the way we eat.

February 27, 2017 | phys.org

New Tool Gives Apple Farms Hope in Fight against Spring Freezes

The Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions has developed a new Apple Freeze Risk decision tool.

February 24, 2017 | sciencemag.org

Researchers Guilty of Misconduct Won $100M in NIH Grants

For many US researchers judged to have misbehaved, there is such a thing as a second chance.

February 24, 2017 | thepacker.com

Wet Winter Slowing California Harvests

California rains are delaying harvest of some strawberries and citrus.

February 24, 2017 | acs.org

Computers Predict Molecules' Scent from Their Structures

Machine-learning algorithms sniff out compounds' aroma profiles.

February 24, 2017 | sciencemag.org

Biologists Propose to Sequence the DNA of All Life on Earth

A small group of researchers have upped the ante on deciphering genomes.

February 23, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

7 Secrets to Perfect Compost

Good composting will yield rich, crumbly, earthy-smelling black gold.

February 20, 2017 | kcbx.com

Cal Poly: Seeking a Solution to Food Waste

A new research team was awarded a USDA grant to find food waste solutions from farmers to consumers.

February 20, 2017 | agfundernews.com

The Challenges for Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture

Even within a single field, conditions are always changing from one section to the next.

February 20, 2017 | compoundchem.com

A Brief Guide to the Twenty Common Amino Acids

Of the 500 amino acids found in nature, the human genetic code only directly codes for 20.

February 20, 2017 | curbed.com

Food Waste-Fueled Delivery Trucks

Cheaper than diesel fuel, food-based gas emits around 70 percent less carbon dioxide.

February 20, 2017 | foxnews.com

The Common Food Additive that May Be Upsetting Your Stomach

Chronic exposure to titanium dioxide changes digestive cells' structure and function.

February 19, 2017 | sciencemag.com

Variety of Bee Species Leads to Juicier Fruits

A variety of pollinators can boost crop yields and naturally control pests.

February 18, 2017 | mic.com

GMOs Aren't Scary — Pesticides Are

Chemicals stay in soil and groundwater for decades, potentially endangering generations to come.

February 13, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Sara Lee, Sargento Cheese Listeria Contamination Recall

A warning was issued in 2010 about Listeria monocytogenes in the facility.

February 13, 2017 | businessinsider.com

Whole Foods' Dream Transformed into Its Worst Nightmare

Customers are abandoning Whole Foods as Kroger and Walmart ramp up their organic food offerings.

February 13, 2017 | thefederalist.com

How a 'Farm Bust' Could Help Renew American Agriculture

Soon there will be fewer than two million farms in America.

February 10, 2017 | medicalnewstoday.com

Fruits, Vegetables Boost Psychological Well-Being in 2 Weeks

The benefits of eating fresh produce are not limited to physical health.

February 9, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

China Moves To Implement Sustainable Ag Practices

China's plans include organic production, biogas digesters and reducing water usage.

February 9, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Why Funding Food and Drink Startups Is So Difficult

Potential investors find it hard to grasp food companies' business propositions.

February 9, 2017 | sciencedaily.com

New Material Cools with Zero Energy Consumption

A new metamaterial can act as a kind of air conditioning system for structures.

February 7, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

Synthetic Cells Pass Turing Test

Artificial cells have been created that can 'talk' to bacteria.

February 6, 2017 | dw.com

German Supermarket Sells Waste Food Only

Saving a quarter of wasted food could feed almost 900 million people.

February 5, 2017 | allafrica.com

Is Africa Really Undergoing a Smallholder Agricultural Revolution?

While overall production in Africa has increased, there's been little at the smallholder level.

February 3, 2017 | sciencemag.org

USDA Blacks out Animal Welfare Information

The USDA has removed public access to tens of thousands of reports.

February 2, 2017 | thepacker.com

Wonderful Citrus Acquires DNE

California-based Wonderful Citrus has acquired DNE World Fruit, DNE International, and the assets of World Pack Cold Storage.

February 1, 2017 | bbc.com

Australian Scientists Use Soybean Oil to Create Graphene

Australian scientists have turned ordinary cooking oil into graphene.

January 31, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

The Power of Produce Prescriptions

Some families are now receiving produce prescriptions from their doctor.

January 30, 2017 | agprofessional.com

AgPro Readers Name the 2016 Product of the Year

The Nutrio microbial product line was launched 2016.

January 28, 2017 | agprofessional.com

Chile's GMO Paradox

"We are going to see drastic changes in agricultural conditions in Chile, that's inevitable."

January 27, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Megacities May Devour More than 86 Million Acres of Farmland

A study predicts that sprawling mega-cities will squeeze out a lot of farms.

January 26, 2017 | thepacker.com

School Nutrition Standards Targeted

House Republicans would like to repeal Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines.

January 26, 2017 | scientificamerican.com

Doubts Cloud Claims of Metallic Hydrogen

Two physicists say that they have used immense pressures to turn hydrogen gas into shiny metal.

January 25, 2017 | cnn.com

Gates Foundation's Latest Giveaway: $279 Million

A large award was given to the University of Washington for a human health tracking project.

January 23, 2017 | phys.org

New Research Debunks Honey Bee Pesticide Study

A new study concluded that there was only a low risk to honey bees.

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.

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