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Inside Cover Picture: Biotechnology Journal 10/2017

INSIDE COVER PICTURE: BIOTECHNOLOGY JOURNAL 10/2017

Inducible promoter systems are important tools in metabolic engineering because it provides an additional level of regulation to improve...

Petrini to G7 ministers: ‘We must set up a Food Ministry and activate effective international cooperation policies.'

PETRINI TO G7 MINISTERS: ‘WE MUST SET UP A FOOD MINISTRY AND ACTIVATE EFFECTIVE INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION POLICIES.'

What follows is the Slow Food President's speech to the G7 meeting of Agricultural Ministers in Bergamo, Italy, on October 15, 2017. Good...

 
 
 
Opponents say USDA reorganization has multiple problems

OPPONENTS SAY USDA REORGANIZATION HAS MULTIPLE PROBLEMS

Sonny Perdue Critics are continuing to noddle Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue's plan to reorganize his large department, finding...

Farm Manager / Tamarack Camps / Ortonville, MI

FARM MANAGER / TAMARACK CAMPS / ORTONVILLE, MI

Tamarack Camps/Ortonville, MI POSITION DESCRIPTION Position: Tamarack Camps, Farber Farm Manager Reports To: Camp Maas Associate Director Tamarack...

 
 
 
Swine Production Educator

SWINE PRODUCTION EDUCATOR

As part of Michigan State University Extension and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position will provide local as...

Water rights seminar to address who gets dwindling reserves

WATER RIGHTS SEMINAR TO ADDRESS WHO GETS DWINDLING RESERVES

A powerhouse speaker's panel highlights the 2017 Seminar on Water Rights and Public Policy - The Waters of the Rio Grande to be held...

 
 
 
Eat Local Challenge: let's get started!

EAT LOCAL CHALLENGE: LET'S GET STARTED!

Eat local, seasonal, varied food. Today is World Food Day, the anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture...

World Food Day: How to prevent food waste at home

WORLD FOOD DAY: HOW TO PREVENT FOOD WASTE AT HOME

World Food Day is celebrated on 16 October every year The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) celebrates...

 
 
 
World Food Day: 'Change the Future of Migration'

WORLD FOOD DAY: 'CHANGE THE FUTURE OF MIGRATION'

World Food Day observed on 16th October, focuses on various aspects of food security and agriculture, fishing communities, biodiversity...

Faces of Food Safety: Meet Raynetta Jackson of FSIS

FACES OF FOOD SAFETY: MEET RAYNETTA JACKSON OF FSIS

Editor's note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's...

 
 
 
Cooperstown Cheese Co. raw milk cheese positive for Listeria

COOPERSTOWN CHEESE CO. RAW MILK CHEESE POSITIVE FOR LISTERIA

New York inspectors today confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in Toma brand raw milk cheese, prompting them to warn consumers against...

Celebrating our Farmers on NationalFarmersDay!

CELEBRATING OUR FARMERS ON NATIONALFARMERSDAY!

On National Farmers Day, we celebrate the farmers and ag leaders who make our everyday life possible. While we don't always think about...

 
 
 
Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems: a FAO project with Slow elements

GLOBALLY IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE SYSTEMS: A FAO PROJECT WITH SLOW ELEMENTS

Diverse agricultural systems and landscapes have been created, shaped and maintained around the world by generations of farmers and...

Raw milk producers refuse to believe positive Salmonella tests

RAW MILK PRODUCERS REFUSE TO BELIEVE POSITIVE SALMONELLA TESTS

The showdown in Washington continues between owners of the Pride & Joy raw milk dairy and state officials in regard to pathogens that...

 
 
 
Food safety, animal activists sue Iowa over 2012 ‘ag-gag' law

FOOD SAFETY, ANIMAL ACTIVISTS SUE IOWA OVER 2012 ‘AG-GAG' LAW

Animal activists and the Center for Food Safety sued the state of Iowa in federal court Tuesday, claiming its law to prevent “agriculture...

Department Honored with Recent Awards

DEPARTMENT HONORED WITH RECENT AWARDS

Congratulations to all who were recently honored at the 2017 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards Ceremony which was held...

 
 
 
Industrial Agriculture: Turning Petrol Into Food

INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE: TURNING PETROL INTO FOOD

Climate change is putting biodiversity at risk. The threat is highlighted in Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems...

The fire ravaging parts of California wine country threatens the region's $1 billion agriculture industry

THE FIRE RAVAGING PARTS OF CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY THREATENS THE REGION'S $1 BILLION AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY

Getty Images More than a dozen wildfires are sweeping across Northern California's wine country. The fires in Napa and Sonoma counties...

 
 
 
Bananapocalypse: The race to save the world's most popular fruit

BANANAPOCALYPSE: THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR FRUIT

Australian researchers are hoping genetic modification will make Cavendish bananas resistant to a damaging fungus. Paul Tullis writes...

Agricultural Biodiversity: “Technically, Financially, and Politically” Feasible

AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY: “TECHNICALLY, FINANCIALLY, AND POLITICALLY” FEASIBLE

In June 2017, the Crop Trust launched its Food Forever Initiative at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum. The two-day Forum, aimed at “progress...