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- The company Indigo is boosting crop yields with microbial seed treatment in cotton, and next, wheat. | FT
- 'BioClay' spray protects plants from disease-causing pathogens without altering their DNA. | EurekAlert!
- Chickens changed the world. | Wash-Post
- The FAO Food Price Index fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2016 | FAO
- Will Whole Foods' new buying strategy make it harder for new food startups to launch? | Fast Coexist
- 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
- 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
- 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
- This is the single best diet for your overall health, according to nutrition experts | Business Insider
- Fresh Seaweed Is Making Waves Among Foragers | NPR's The Salt
- Modern agriculture cultivates climate change – we must nurture biodiversity | The Guardian
- Automated weed control is coming along | Farm and Ranch Guide
- Consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality | ScienceDaily
- 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
- Organic Valley Partners With Dean Foods to Spread Co-Op's Reach | Deli Market News
- The two faces of farming in Oxford. | Global Justice Now UK
- U.S. agriculture department finds bird flu in Montana wild duck | Reuters
- 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
- A young Manitoba farmer has developed and coded his own automated tractor | Chatham This Week
- One of Europe's largest supermarkets will sell burgers and meatballs made from mealworms | Business Insider UK
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