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The mushroom man who wants the world to take fungi seriously

Log in or create a free account<p>Connect with:<p>Create an account for free access to:<p>A selection of articles hand-picked by the editors available only to …

Market analysts eye 2017 ag trends

Joy PowellFarmers will remain under stress going into 2017, but low costs for energy and ferti-lizer will continue to be bright spots.Farmers will …

Trends

This material is stronger, cheaper and greener than plastic. And it's made from pollution

<i>Energy and climate change are key topics at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2017. Watch the A New Chapter for Climate Action session …

Sustainability

Could you imagine what our food system would be like if people really did "grow food everywhere?" Truly amazing. https://t.co/W81HbBEv62

The best and worst performing commodities of 2016 so far

Iron ore is the top performing commodity so far in 2016.<p>Yes, that’s not a misprint. It’s a statistic few would have thought possible, let alone …

An App For Ordering Cheap Leftover Food From Restaurants And Bakeries

It’s a win-win: restaurants reduce their food waste and diners get deliciousness.<p>Canny shoppers visit the supermarket late in the evening, near to closing time, in order to pick up all the marked-down bargains. You’ll get perishable goods—fruit, veggies, croissants that are still good for breakfast …

Pig Progress 6: Why Big Data matter in pigs

The latest edition of Pig Progress focuses on the importance of Big Data for pig production. In addition, there is plenty of attention for sow …

Pigs

Scientists take piglet perspective to create toys

By thinking from the perspective of piglets, a group of Scottish researchers recently aimed to figure out how to create better animal welfare …

Animal Welfare

5 glimpses of the future of water

Drone irrigation, the looping shower and more<p>America’s long complacency about its water supply is being eroded not just by crises like Flint, Michigan’s lead-poisoned pipes, but by a growing realization that, as clean water becomes scarcer, especially in the West, it can’t remain so cheap. In …

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6 ways mushrooms can save the world

Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the universe: cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox …

"Symphony of the Soil" Extols the Importance and Mystery of Soil

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>“If we have declared a war against the soil itself, then we are literally committing a species level suicide.” — Dr. Vandana Shiva<p>One …

3 Agricultural Innovations That Are Helping the Earth

Sun, seeds, soil, and now… satellite positioning. Technology has added a whole new dimension to farming. New innovations don’t just make life easier …

With Bird Flu Spreading, USDA Starts on Potential Vaccine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount.<p>A pure "seed …

Public Health

Where Does My Food Come From: Erin Brenneman

Thanks for joining us again today for another edition of ‘Where Does My Food Come From?’<p>The part blog/part podcast series where we meet, and get to …

Antibiotic use deserves serious conversation, not scare tactics

The recent release of the Food and Drug Administration's report on antibiotic sales brought a round of calls from certain advocacy groups to ban the …

Soil functions

Genome-edited pigs produced using revolutionary technology

Two years of intense research at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland has resulted in 18 piglets that …

Genetic Engineering

Young scientists win grants to research low emissions agriculture

The Climate, Food and Farming (CLIFF) Network announced research grants for eight new students in January. In March, the grant recipients met with …

Cow Milk Without the Cow Is Coming to Change Food Forever

Counter Culture Labs takes its name pretty literally. It is a bio lab, for sure, complete with pipettes, carboys, microscopes, and flasks. But it is …

Insects in fish and poultry diets most accepted

This is one of the conclusions from a research team from Ghent University's Faculty of Bioscience Engineering who interviewed 196 farmers, 137 …

Agriculture

As world poultry production expands, is overproduction far behind?

The world poultry production and profit forecast shows poultry profit margins weakening worldwide, after strong performance in 2014, but the forecast …

To Feed the World in 2050, We Need to View Small-Scale Farming as a Business

How can we feed the world’s growing population? It’s an age-old question that has resurfaced following the economic shocks and environmental stresses of the past decade.<p>According to the latest data, the global population is expected to surpass nine billion by 2050, and much of this growth will take …

High-flying pork prices come back down to earth

According to the latest Rabobank Pork Quarterly report, the global pork industry has been searching for stability during Q1 2015, with strong supply …

Small farmers under threat from collapse in food prices

Traditional British farming will soon be replaced by international investors and creation of mega farms to feed China<p>CENTURIES OF traditional small family farming in Britain is under threat from a collapse in the price of food and European red tape, industry leaders have warned.<p>David Handley, …

Rebranding the Business of Farming

How a new perspective on an ancient occupation could give small farmers a leg up<p><b>by IDEO.org</b><p>A common narrative about smallholder farmers in the …

Social:Farmers

<b>Social media marketing for agriculture</b><p><b>By the year 2023</b> the projected proportion of UK farmers using social media is 90%.<p>In the next five years social …