Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tuesday Links +



Tuesday informational news links "with a holistic view" are a weekly feature here at Big Picture Agriculture.

UP TOP:
Plant to human communication | Science Friday (10 minutes)
Just how easy is it to edit DNA? | Science Friday (11 minutes)

TRENDS AND INNOVATION:

Does Australia hold the key to food security? | Devex

U.S. Poultry Production Has Nearly Doubled in Past 25 Years | USAgnet

Headquartered in Portage, Indiana, Green Sense Farms is the largest indoor vertical farm network. | HortiDaily

US gluten-free retail sales rose 11% in 2015; will slow to +6% in 2016 | Food Navigator

Aeon Row strives to close the loop on fashion | Treehugger

The Changing Organization and Well-Being of Midsize U.S. Farms, 1992-2014 | USDA Report

A growing middle class and group of uber rich Indians are sprouting the growth and opportunities for safe, hydroponic food production throughout India. | HortiDaily

The global biodegradable mulch films market value is expected to reach USD 64.3 million by 2024 | Plastemart

U.S. Startup Plans Africa Expansion With Solar Kits | Bloomberg

US approves 2 types of genetically engineered potatoes | AP

Alaskan town turns to 'vertical farming' to grow green vegetables for the first time | Daily Mail

Lab-made meat, milk and egg products put farming to the test | The Land

Researchers apply to trial crop of high-yielding GM wheat in UK | FT

Food and Ag Science Will Shape Our Future by Tom Vilsack | Medium

CONSERVATION, ORGANIC, GARDENING, WATER:

Leaves form excellent, organic mulch for gardens | Daily Herald

Soil carbon storage can bring profit to farmers, ranchers experts say | Farm and Ranch Guide

Can the Banana Be Saved? | PBS NOVA

The custard apple fruit | West Hawaii Today

My "beef" with "Before the Flood Numbers" | Reddit

Use technology in agriculture, but be mindful of bio-diversity: Modi | Business Standard


Midsize farms are more common in the Heartland and Northern Great Plains Regions

AG ECONOMICS, FARMING, CROPS, TRADE:

About the 300-bushel corn yields this year | Herald Review

Russia's Booming Farm Economy includes pigs, though consumer pocketbooks are tight | Politico

Market analysts eye 2017 ag trends; Farmers will remain under stress going into 2017, but low costs for energy and fertilizer will continue to be bright spots. | Farm Industry News

Booming US grain exports a riposte to protectionism; Agricultural sector grows just as poll rhetoric turns against free trade | FT

China land reform opens door to corporate farming; Move to bring capital into large-scale agriculture keeps bar on individual ownership | FT
EPA proposes expanded use of Enlist Duo herbicide | DesMoines Register

China’s Huge Corn Pile Shrinks as Output Drops Most in 16 Years | Bloomberg

Time for EU rabbit farming to enter the 21st century | EurActive

Let’s ‘meat’ in the middle on climate change | EurActive

Meat business helps offset wild pig problem (in Texas) | Capital Press

Italy quake hits regional economy built on small producers | AP

Cashew Prices Are About to Go Nuts | Bloomberg

Mexico: Deforestation for avocados much higher than thought | AP

Regardless of what you think about GMOs, they have clear benefits to American farmers | Business Insider/Grist

Central Europe resents double EU food standard | Politico


CLIMATE CHANGE:

Putting carbon back in the ground | St Albans Messenger

Soil Could Become Significant Source Of Carbon Dioxide | Eurasia Review

BIOFUELS:

Koch brothers enter ethanol market to make money | Farm Futures


COLORADO CORNER:

Izzio's bread, made in Louisville, is sold in 25 states | Daily Camera

A great business model and start-up success: Appleooz. | Appleooz
k.m.: I have met the owner, visited with him on two occasions, and sampled the product. The model is such a simple but good idea that it gained rapid appreciation and acquisition.

HEALTH, FOOD, NUTRITION:

Meet Mumbai's Iconic Veggie Burger Uses Potatoes | NPR
k.m.: I had something similar a month ago at a Moroccan restaurant in Portland, Oregon and it was fantastic. The restaurant owner told me it was a top seller in Morocco.

Raising ‘good’ cholesterol doesn’t protect against heart disease after all, study finds
| Stat News

Turin's mayor has ruffled feathers with her anti-meat talk; Italy Likes its Meat | Treehugger

BOOK:

Santa Fe Food Conference and Cookbook To Celebrate ‘What Our Ancestors Ate’ | Indian Country Today Media Network

BONUS:

"Peter and the Farm" documentary Movie Trailer:




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1 comment:



  1. Interesting development for sure, but I would like to see some numbers included to see if/when this method has larger market viability ?

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