Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday Links +

Jersey Marshes ~ Martin Johnson Heade ~ 1874

This Tuesday news thread is a weekly feature here at Big Picture Agriculture.
  1. The company Indigo is boosting crop yields with microbial seed treatment in cotton, and next, wheat. | FT
  2. 'BioClay' spray protects plants from disease-causing pathogens without altering their DNA. | EurekAlert!
  3. Chickens changed the world. | Wash-Post
  4. The FAO Food Price Index fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2016 | FAO
  5. Will Whole Foods' new buying strategy make it harder for new food startups to launch? | Fast Coexist
  6. US ethanol exports up 85% in first quarter of 2016/2017 marketing year and were at their highest levels over the past five years. | Biofuels International
  7. The growing dominance of international conglomerates in the food and farm industries has been documented by German researchers and journalists. Their "Corporation Atlas 2017" calls for tighter anti-monopoly controls. | DW.com
  8. Impressive: Soybean production in 2016 was up 10% from the year before, and average yields were up 4.1 bushels from the previous record set in 2015. Plus, other U.S. crop data. | AgPro
  9. This is the single best diet for your overall health, according to nutrition experts | Business Insider
  10. Fresh Seaweed Is Making Waves Among Foragers | NPR's The Salt
  11. Modern agriculture cultivates climate change – we must nurture biodiversity | The Guardian
  12. Automated weed control is coming along | Farm and Ranch Guide
  13. Consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality | ScienceDaily
  14. There is a major though silent global threat to human and animal health, with implications for both food safety and food security and the economic well-being of millions of farming households. It is so-called anti-microbial resistance. | IPS
  15. Organic Valley Partners With Dean Foods to Spread Co-Op's Reach | Deli Market News
  16. The two faces of farming in Oxford. | Global Justice Now UK
  17. U.S. agriculture department finds bird flu in Montana wild duck | Reuters
  18. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is accepting applications from existing organic accredited certifying agents (ACAs) interested in AMS accreditation to certify agricultural products as "Transitional". | USDA
  19. A young Manitoba farmer has developed and coded his own automated tractor | Chatham This Week
  20. One of Europe's largest supermarkets will sell burgers and meatballs made from mealworms | Business Insider UK

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