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Land-grant universities boost food safety for freshcut produce

LAND-GRANT UNIVERSITIES BOOST FOOD SAFETY FOR FRESHCUT PRODUCE

Editor's note: This information is from agisamerica.org , a website supporting the work of the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities. Food...

Trump Administration Moves To Kill Rules For Organic Eggs

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MOVES TO KILL RULES FOR ORGANIC EGGS

It's the latest Obama-era agriculture regulation to go on the chopping block. This one governs the treatment of animals on organic...

 
 
 
Can A GM Banana Solve Uganda's Hunger Crisis?

CAN A GM BANANA SOLVE UGANDA'S HUNGER CRISIS?

A law paving the way for GM crops is aimed at tackling the acute food shortages faced by almost 11 million Ugandans, despite experts'...

SpaceX buys produce from this high-tech farm in a shipping container - take a look inside

SPACEX BUYS PRODUCE FROM THIS HIGH-TECH FARM IN A SHIPPING CONTAINER - TAKE A LOOK INSIDE

Leanna Garfield By 2050, the world will need to feed 9.7 billion people - 2.4 billion more than today. A growing movement of people...

 
 
 
Pork salami recalled after customer finds metal shavings

PORK SALAMI RECALLED AFTER CUSTOMER FINDS METAL SHAVINGS

A customer complaint about metal shavings in pork salami has led to a small recall - just 143 pounds - by Santa Fe Importers Inc. of...

Karthikeyan Appointed Program Chair for Water Management & Hydrological Science

KARTHIKEYAN APPOINTED PROGRAM CHAIR FOR WATER MANAGEMENT & HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCE

Dr. Karthikeyan, affectionately called Dr. K by his students, was recently appointed as the Program Chair for the Water Management...

 
 
 
Creating an Epigenetic Barcode to Accurately Characterize Microbial Communities

CREATING AN EPIGENETIC BARCODE TO ACCURATELY CHARACTERIZE MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

Unraveling the role of the microbiome in human health and environmental samples is an emerging priority in scientific study. But despite...

New Video Series Explores Local Food Initiatives Across North America

NEW VIDEO SERIES EXPLORES LOCAL FOOD INITIATIVES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

In the summer of 2017, I set out on a road trip from Monterrey, Mexico, to Toronto, Canada, filming a documentary series on North American...

 
 
 
Inside agriculture's hottest controversy: dicamba

INSIDE AGRICULTURE'S HOTTEST CONTROVERSY: DICAMBA

A soybean plant grows in the Bond Life Sciences Center's greenhouse. | Photo by Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC. By Samantha Kummerer,...

 
 
 
USDA's organic enforcement efforts find fraudulent certificates

USDA'S ORGANIC ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS FIND FRAUDULENT CERTIFICATES

The USDA's National Organic Program completed more complaint reviews and investigations that it received in 2017. It finished work...

Mohanty elected Fellow for American Association for Advancement of Science

MOHANTY ELECTED FELLOW FOR AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

Dr. Binayak Mohanty, Regents professor in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, has been...

 
 
 
Conventional agriculture strikes again: Analysis finds that fungicides are causing the decline in endangered bumblebee populations

CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE STRIKES AGAIN: ANALYSIS FINDS THAT FUNGICIDES ARE CAUSING THE DECLINE IN ENDANGERED BUMBLEBEE POPULATIONS

A team of scientists at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York studied environmental factors to get a grasp of bumblebee population...

 
 
 
USDA grants through NIFA include food safety research

USDA GRANTS THROUGH NIFA INCLUDE FOOD SAFETY RESEARCH

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced support for research, education, and extension...

Weekend action: Advocating for organics

WEEKEND ACTION: ADVOCATING FOR ORGANICS

IFOAM-Organics International-offers a Global Policy Toolkit on Public Support to Organic Agriculture , for use by anyone who wants...

 
 
 
Food, Culture, & Race are Part of the Exhibit at this Museum

FOOD, CULTURE, & RACE ARE PART OF THE EXHIBIT AT THIS MUSEUM

It's midday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and visitors are starting to trickle into the cafe for lunch. But there's not a pre-made...

Like It or Not, Africa's Future Lies in GM Crops

LIKE IT OR NOT, AFRICA'S FUTURE LIES IN GM CROPS

Short-sighted opposition to biotechnology leaves farmers across the continent at the mercy of pests, disease and worse, writes Matt...

 
 
 
Good news about farming!

GOOD NEWS ABOUT FARMING!

How about some good news for a change? I. Politico reports on on a new report, Feeding the Economy , on the importance of agriculture...

AgriLife Research study: Winter wheat feasible cover crop for Rolling Plains cotton

AGRILIFE RESEARCH STUDY: WINTER WHEAT FEASIBLE COVER CROP FOR ROLLING PLAINS COTTON

Winter wheat is feasible cover crop for Rolling Plains cotton. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Dr. Paul DeLaune) Interest in using cover...