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The USDA will offer up to $25 million in grants to develop more tech-driven applications that can help farmers use resources more efficiently and sustainably.
Researchers at a university in Denmark say they are close to developing a variety of grass species that are easier for cattle to digest. The result could be a decrease in methane emissions, as well as improved dairy and meat production.
An ICF study, commissioned by Monsanto, claims that the widespread implementation of sustainable farming practices in the U.S. can prevent more than 100 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The growing demand for avocados has led produce brokers and retailers to look beyond California as a place to cultivate this savory and creamy fruit. It's reportedly leading to pine forest eradication in Mexico.
With advances in desalination, irrigation and water recycling, Israel has become the global water superpower.
It is definitely worth your time to drop San Juan Bautista, check out the mission, and poke around the old shops and buildings for an hour or two.
Tomorrow evening, June 14 at 6:30 p.m., at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Michael Sutton will lead a discussion on whether Californians should vote “yes” on an initiative this November that would legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana.
Overall, organics are still far more expensive than conventionally-produced foods, but the gap is narrowing, according to data from the USDA.
The Royal Society, which for 356 years has covered everything from farming to ethics to climate change, explored what it says are the 18 common questions Britons ask about GMO technology.
After mulling Bayer’s takeover bid, Monsanto rejected the acquisition offer yesterday as being “incomplete and financially inadequate,” but said it would leave the door open to future discussions with Bayer. But the company's pricey legal fights should temper investors' enthusiasm for such a deal.
This week, Kashi announced a “certified transitional” standard to recognize “organics in training" in order to help farmers financially as they switch from conventional to organic farming methods.
Leaked documents reveal that Nestlé had the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and start a global conversation on water consumption. Instead, the company confused “non-confrontation” with leadership.