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July 16, 2018 | fruitnet.com

Capespan Launches Outspan Gems

The new citrus brand will be supported with value-added packaging and in-store promotions.
July 13, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Recalled Honey Smacks Still on Store Shelves, More People Sick

Kellogg's Honey Smacks are responsible for an expanding nationwide Salmonella outbreak.
July 13, 2018 | nytimes.com

McDonald's Removes Salads Linked to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak in Midwest

McDonald's pulled salads suspected of causing cyclosporiasis from 3,000 restaurants.
July 13, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

The New World's Biggest Vertical Farm Will Be Located in Dubai

At 130,000 square feet, the new facility will be twice the size of today's largest.
July 12, 2018 | agprofessional.com

Prepare for the Onslaught of Japanese Beetles

The beetles love soy and have huge appetites.
July 12, 2018 | freshplaza.com

Automated Fruit and Veg Packaging Machine Increases Market Value

Automated packaging is cheaper and much faster.
July 12, 2018 | smithsonianmag.com

'Safe' Levels of Pesticide Still Hamper Bees' Memory

Scientists analyzed data from more than 100 experiments detailed in 23 studies.
July 12, 2018 | foodnavigator-usa.com

New Sustainable Food Policy Alliance Aims to Improve Nutrition Labeling, Environmental Impact

The new association was created by four of the largest food companies.
July 9, 2018 | perishablenews.com

Organic Peruvian Citrus Now Available from Pacific Organic Produce

Using natural predators instead of pesticides also helps monitor sugar and acid for optimum flavor.
July 7, 2018 | mibiz.com

Agtech Startup Raising $12M to Commercialize Biopesticide

Kalamazoo-based Vestaron Corp. is raising $12 million to help commercialize a biopesticide based on spider venom.
July 6, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

10 Things to Know If You Want to Start Saving Seeds

You don't get to eat it and save the seed; it's one or the other.
July 6, 2018 | agprofessional.com

Retailers Ready for Fungicide Applications in 2018

Wet, hot conditions have proven favorable for the development of physoderma brown spot, physoderma node rot, and gray leaf spot diseases.
July 6, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

If Shoppers Don't Trust Labels, GMO Labeling Will Be a Huge Waste

Public comments exposed sharp divisions about GMO food labels.
July 5, 2018 | agriculture.com

Deregulator Pruitt Resigns at EPA; Undermined RFS

President Trump announced the resignation of scandal-plagued Scott Pruitt. On Twitter.
July 5, 2018 | agprofessional.com

Medfly Quarantine Successful in Los Angeles County

A quarantine in Los Angeles County has been dropped after a successful eradication campaign.
July 3, 2018 | agfundernews.com

How Is the Produce Supply Chain Interacting with Food Technology Startups?

How produce distributors, packers, and shippers are adopting new technologies.
July 2, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

More Confirmed with Parasites Linked to Del Monte Vegetables

Dozens more people have parasitic infections linked to trays of fresh, pre-cut vegetables.
July 2, 2018 | agfundernews.com

There's Hope on the Horizon for Pesticide-Averse Consumers

Methods and technologies to reduce chemical pesticides in farming.
June 29, 2018 | cnbc.com

The Future of Food May Be Cooking with Chemical Compounds

Note-by-note cuisine replaces traditional ingredients with their chemical constituents.
June 29, 2018 | thepacker.com

BrightFarms, Plenty, Apeel on Forbes Top 25 List

Forbes has recognized the most innovative ag tech startups.
June 28, 2018 | agfundernews.com

BrightFarms Doubles Funding with $55M Series D

BrightFarms grows salad greens and herbs in hydroponic greenhouses.
June 27, 2018 | acs.org

Appealing Finding Suggests Why Refrigeration Dampens Banana Aromas

How bananas are stored prior to ripening affects flavor and smell.
June 27, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Savanna Ingredients Develops Natural Sugar without Calories

Real sugar without calories may be available within two years.
June 25, 2018 | freshplaza.com

Gotham Greens Raises $29M Equity Funding

The "urban greenhouse" developer closed its Series C equity funding.
June 23, 2018 | salmonellablog.com

What You Need to Know about Salmonella

Salmonella is the second most common intestinal infection in the United States.
June 22, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

Could Algae Replace Grain in Cattle's Diet?

Fungi, algae and bacteria could be vital for the sustainability of livestock.
June 21, 2018 | thepacker.com

Q&A on China Tariffs and the Effect on Produce

Produce affected includes apples, cherries, oranges, pears, tomatoes and many other items.
June 21, 2018 | agfundernews.com

Senate Passes Farm Bill with Incentives for Farmers to Build Soil Health, Sequester Carbon

The provisions include funding for incentives to adopt new agricultural practices.
June 20, 2018 | news.google.com

Apeel Avocados Are Here

Costco debuts long-lasting avocados from Apeel.
June 20, 2018 | foodnavigator-usa.com

Innovative Plant-Based Food Options Outperform Traditional Staples

Plant-based food options continue to win over Americans.
June 19, 2018 | thepacker.com

USDA Ponders Expansion of South Africa Citrus Access to U.S.

South Africa could see an expansion of citrus growing regions approved for shipment to the U.S.
June 18, 2018 | freshplaza.com

Santa Cruz County Penalizes Firms in Pesticide Incident

Los Amigos Harvesting was fined for negligence in sickening 15 workers.
June 18, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Almost 60% of UK-Produced Chickens Test Positive for Campylobacter

59.1 percent of samples from nine major retailers tested positive for campylobacter.
June 18, 2018 | croplife.com

The Monarch Butterfly Effect in Agriculture

For agriculture, protecting butterflies may be as important as protecting bees.
June 17, 2018 | theguardian.com

High Risk of Food Shortages without Pesticides, Says Chemical Giant

Syngenta says rejecting farming tech could have serious consequences within 20 years.
June 16, 2018 | foodpoisonjournal.com

What You Should NOT Have Eaten in the Last Months

Did you eat Del Monte vegetable trays, Kellogg's Honey Smacks or other contaminated foods?
June 15, 2018 | freshfruitportal.com

Plant-Based Here to Stay, Say Experts at LPS18 Foodservice Forum

The UK's Foodservice Forum highlighted opportunities to sell more fresh fruits and vegetables.
June 15, 2018 | thepacker.com

Melon Recall Expands, Hundreds of Retailers Pull Products

Contaminated cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon are recalled in 23 states and hundreds of retail locations.
June 15, 2018 | thehill.com

EPA Backpedals on Suspending Pesticide Rule Following Lawsuit

The EPA has backtracked on a requirement that aimed to help farmworkers handling toxic pesticides.
June 14, 2018 | agfundernews.com

Japan's Indoor Ag Sector Is Becoming More Collaborative

The nonprofit Japan Plant Factory Association has 130 local and international company members.
June 14, 2018 | hawaiinewsnow.com

Hawaii First State to Ban Harmful Pesticide, Overriding Federal Decision

Hawaii has banned the use of pesticides containing the chemical chlorpyrifos.
June 13, 2018 | agfundernews.com

Tropic Biosciences Raises $10M Series A for Tropical CRISPR Tech

UK-based startup is using CRISPR to optimize coffee and banana crops.
June 11, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Peas & Love: Societal Impact Is at the Heart of What We Do

Peas & Love plans to open 150 more urban farms in European cities over the next five years.
June 10, 2018 | reuters.com

CDC Warns of Cut-Fruit Salmonella Outbreak

Pre-cut melon is linked to the outbreak in eight states.
June 9, 2018 | innovatorsmag.com

Innovators Magazine: Seeds&Chips 2018 Key Takeaways

Apeel Sciences and LeanPath are tackling food waste towards the end of the food chain.
June 9, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

71st Salmonella Outbreak Since 2000 Linked to Backyard Poultry

Salmonella outbreaks in the past 18 years have sickened at least 4,794 people.
June 8, 2018 | phys.org

A Brief History of Agriculture

The planned cultivation of useful plants was born of necessity.
June 8, 2018 | agfundernews.com

AVA Technologies Raises Funding for Smart Indoor Gardens

AVA Byte uses sensors and artificial intelligence to help consumers grow food.
June 6, 2018 | forbes.com

World's Largest Food And Beverage Companies 2018

Anheuser-Busch, Nestle and Pepsi are at the top of the List.
June 5, 2018 | freshfruitportal.com

Mexico Imposes 20% Tariff

A retaliatory tariff on US goods includes apples, cranberries, potatoes and other foods.
June 4, 2018 | fortune.com

RIP Monsanto: The Agriculture Giant Americans Loved to Hate

Bayer's $66 billion deal is closing this week.
June 4, 2018 | freshplaza.com

Southern Hemisphere Citrus Arrivals Entering Citrus-Hungry US Market

Chile continues to ship almost all of its clementines to the USA.
June 2, 2018 | growingproduce.com

Change Is Coming to the Fruit Industry

The change from mechanization may come abruptly, not incrementally.
June 1, 2018 | produceretailer.com

Why Don't Millennials Buy Carrots?

Less than half of consumers under age 39 buy carrots.
June 1, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Recalls: Campylobacter, Glass and Baby Food

Serious food contamination issues affected numerous countries in Europe and North America.
May 31, 2018 | thepacker.com

Fruit Exporters Hit with More Retaliatory Tariffs

Retaliatory tariffs and countermeasures by Mexico and Canada complicate ongoing negotiations.
May 31, 2018 | thepacker.com

Outbreak Prevention Will Be Focus for New Task Force

The new Leafy Greens Food Safety Task Force will be taking a comprehensive look at production practices.
May 31, 2018 | agriculture.com

US 2018 Ag Exports Seen Dropping 6%, USDA Report Says

US agricultural trade is expected to drop $1.0 billion below last year.
May 30, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Second Life Possible for Food Manufacturing Waste

Biowaste can be used to develop other products.
May 28, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Food Illness Outbreaks & Recalls

This week's food contamination highlights include baby food, Spam, calzone and dog treats.
May 26, 2018 | agprofessional.com

Iowa State Team Wins Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge

The Iowa State team won with its proposal to improve the shelf life of cassava.
May 25, 2018 | agfundernews.com

10 Agtech Startups for Smallholder Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

There is a groundswell of startups and technologies emerging to help smallholders.
May 23, 2018 | treehugger.com

Natural Edible Coating Prolongs Lifespan of Fruits and Vegetables

Apeel has been hailed as "the biggest revolution in food since refrigeration."
May 23, 2018 | sciencemag.org

The War on Gluten

What's really behind 'gluten sensitivity?'
May 22, 2018 | agprofessional.com

Robots Fight Weeds in Challenge to Agrochemical Giants

An autonomous "see and spray" machine reduces herbicide requirements.
May 22, 2018 | agfundernews.com

Algaia Raises $4.7M to Expand Algae Product and Extraction Technology

The algae products market is projected to reach $45 million by 2023.
May 22, 2018 | civileats.com

The Organic Coating That Gives Produce a New Life

Avocados, mangoes, and cassava are the first crops that Apeel is targeting with their edible coating.
May 22, 2018 | cnbc.com

The End of Rotten Food

Apeel Sciences is trying to reduce food waste.
May 21, 2018 | freshplaza.com

WHO Wants to Increase Consumption of Fruit & Veg in Low-Income Countries

Diseases are spreading at a much higher rate in lower and middle-income countries.
May 21, 2018 | forbes.com

How 3-D Printing Is Revolutionizing the Concept of Food

The future of food is here in intricate geometrical designs.
May 21, 2018 | greenbiz.com

17 Organizations Feeding the World through Regenerative Agriculture

Transitioning to more sustainable forms of agriculture remains critical.
May 21, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Antifungal Resistance Could Lead to Global Food Shortages

Growing resistance to antifungal treatments could result in disease outbreaks.
May 21, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Outbreaks and Recalls: Salmonella, E. Coli, Norovirus and Listeria

Food poisoning from tahini, fruit & nuts; the worst Listeria outbreak ever.
May 20, 2018 | newsweek.com

Food Cravings Could Be Cut with Magnetic Brain Stimulation

A study shows how "deep transcranial magnetic stimulation" can help treat obesity.
May 18, 2018 | fruitnet.com

Organic Farmland Expands for First Time since 2008

The UK's total organic area returns to growth.
May 18, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Early Adopters Add Plastic-Free Logo to Products

Food producers can use the new Plastic-Free logo free of charge.
May 14, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Vivera Claims 'World First' with Plant-Based Steak

Dutch brand Vivera is preparing to mass-produce a new plantsteak.
May 14, 2018 | who.int

WHO Plan to Eliminate Industrially-Produced Trans-Fatty Acids from Global Food Supply

WHO estimates over 500,000 deaths annually from trans fat intake.
May 14, 2018 | freshfruitportal.com

AgroFresh Partners with Leading Chinese Fruit Retailer for Innovation

AgroFresh and Pagoda will establish an innovation center in China.
May 11, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

How Innovation Is Answering the Challenge of Food Waste

Emerging food tech innovations are stepping up to meet the challenge.
May 11, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

People Are the Secret Weapon in the War on Foodborne Illnesses

FDA, CDC and USDA officials discuss the human factor in food safety.
May 11, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

The Best Plants to Attract Pollinators, by Region

Here are a few ideas for pollinator plants native to each area of the US.
May 11, 2018 | civileats.com

These Farmers Switched to Organic After Pesticides Made Their Families Sick

For some farmers, going organic is a necessary way to protect their family's health.
May 9, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

The USDA's Proposal for GMO Food Labels Is Here, and It's Wacky

Exactly how bioengineered food will be labeled was unclear until this week.
May 8, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

The Rising Star of Fermented Foods

Consumers perceive fermentation as a natural and healthy method of preservation.
May 7, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Hepatitis A Outbreak Definitely Involves Mainstream Population

14 states report increased cases of Hepatitis A virus.
May 7, 2018 | acs.org

Hybrid Method Boosts Microscopy Resolution

Combining expansion microscopy and STED improves resolution 30-fold.
May 6, 2018 | npr.org

Milk! The 'Most Over-Argued Food In History'

Should we be drinking milk at all? The debate continues.
May 4, 2018 | thepacker.com

What to Know about the Outbreak Linked to Arizona Romaine

The current outbreak is the worst E. coli since 2006.
May 4, 2018 | cnn.com

The $2 Billion Food Startup You've Never Heard of

Deliveroo is already available in more than 200 cities around the world.
May 4, 2018 | supermarketnews.com

USDA Seeks Input on Rule for Disclosure of Bioengineered Food

The FDA's AMS was given two years to set a standard and implementation procedure.
May 1, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

Emails Show FDA Chemists Have Been Quietly Finding Glyphosate in Food

Glyphosate is the most widely-used pesticide in the United States.
April 30, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Year-Long Investigation of Euthanasia Drug in Pet Food Over

Reinspection shows "no imminent public health concerns."
April 30, 2018 | freshplaza.com

All US Fruit Detained upon Arrival in China for Seven Days

China's Inspection and Quarantine agency has been instructed to detain all US fruit shipments.
April 30, 2018 | bonappetit.com

The FDA's New Definition for 'Natural' Food

The term "natural" first appeared on food labels in the 1970s.
April 29, 2018 | buzzfeed.com

15 Weird Facts about Fruit

Pineapples are actually a group of berries fused together around a stalk.
April 27, 2018 | sciencemag.com

European Union Expands Ban of Three Neonicotinoid Pesticides

The ban doesn't include systemic pesticides related to neonicotinoids.
April 26, 2018 | fastcompany.com

This 27-Year-Old Scientist Has a Fix for Our Pesticide Problem

We can drastically cut the pesticides we use by making them stickier.
April 26, 2018 | freshfruitportal.com

Fresh Fruit TV: Disease-Resistant Banana Trials in Australia

It's a race against time to find solutions for Panama Disease.
April 25, 2018 | cheddar.com

Apeel is Doubling the Shelf Life of Your Fruit

Apeel's new, natural preservative for produce doubles the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.
April 24, 2018 | forbes.com

5 Food Lies That You Shouldn't Believe

You can't believe everything you read when it comes to your diet.
April 23, 2018 | forbes.com

Americans Waste about a Pound of Food a Day, USDA Study Finds

Roughly 20 percent of Americans' food is trashed every year.
April 23, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Scientist Creates Faster Way to Fingerprint Foodborne Pathogens

Food scientist Xiangyu Deng has created a faster way to identify subtypes of foodborne pathogens.
April 22, 2018 | plantbasednews.com

Japan Ends Lengthy Pesticide Experiments Conducted on Dogs

Year-long experiments used beagles as test subjects.
April 20, 2018 | freshplaza.com

Label Manufacturer Develops Anti-Counterfeit Labels

Fraud costs the food trade billions every year.
April 20, 2018 | thepacker.com

Santa Maria Growers Test Tabletop Strawberry Production

Growers are exploring the concept of growing strawberries on tabletop beds of coconut fibers.
April 20, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

How Unilever Is Growing Volumes through Innovation

Unilever's focus on new food brands has increased its sales volumes in the face of weak markets and pricing pressure.
April 19, 2018 | agfundernews.com

Inocucor Makes 'First of Many' Acquisitions, Closes $54M Series B

Agriculture biologicals startup Inocucor has acquired ATP Nutrition.
April 18, 2018 | fruitnet.com

EU Takes 'Vital Step Forward' in War on Food Waste

European Parliament sets a food waste reduction goal of 50 percent.
April 18, 2018 | thespoon.com

Apeel Sciences Wants to Save Your Produce, One Edible Peel at a Time

The wax on your fruit may soon be replaced with an edible plant-based alternative.
April 17, 2018 | precisionag.com

The Precipitation Problem in Agriculture

Precipitation reports are some of the most important and frustrating data sets to work with.
April 16, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Food Recalls: Hepatitis, E. Coli, Listeria, Salmonella

Recent contaminations include strawberries, lettuce, dog food and eggs.
April 16, 2018 | freshplaza.com

New Biofungicide Approved by California

AVIV, which has already been approved by 25 states in the US, has now been approved for use by California.
April 13, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

Scientists Have No Idea How to Fight Citrus Greening

Since 2012, scientists have been searching for a solution to the devastating citrus disease.
April 13, 2018 | thepacker.com

Syngenta Acquires Vegetable Seed Company

Syngenta has acquired vegetable seed breeder Abbott & Cobb.
April 12, 2018 | fruitnet.com

Avo Boom Set to Continue

Mexico is spearheading the continuing global avocado market growth.
April 11, 2018 | acs.org

Cactus Roots Inspire Creation of Water-Retaining Material

Scientists have created a new material that rapidly absorbs and retains water.
April 10, 2018 | produceretailer.com

2018 'Dirty Dozen' and 'Clean 15' Lists Released

Strawberries again top the list of fruit with the most pesticide residue.
April 10, 2018 | precisionag.com

Soil Sensors: A New Direction in Precision Agriculture to Improve Crop Production

Wireless sensors are becoming smaller, less expensive, and easier to use.
April 9, 2018 | earthday.org

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day, "the world's largest environmental movement," is on April 22 this year.
April 9, 2018 | wsu.edu

Researchers Create Microparticles That Could Help Save Honey Bees

Bees could be saved by a microscopic particle that attracts pesticides.
April 7, 2018 | dogonews.com

NASA-Inspired Speed Breeding Technique May Help Feed Earth's Burgeoning Population

By 2050, the world's population will reach over 9.5 billion.
April 6, 2018 | freshplaza.com

Laser Labeling Makes Europe-Wide Breakthrough

Major retailers are adopting Laser Food's labeling technology.
April 6, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Sugar, Salt or Sweeteners May Be Key to Getting Children to Eat Greens

Adding very small amounts of sugar or salt to food may increase vegetable intake.
April 6, 2018 | thepacker.com

US to Allow Imports of Chilean Lemons without Fumigation

The USDA will allow imports of fresh Chilean lemons without methyl bromide fumigation.
April 5, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

Practicing Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture goes beyond organic soil.
April 2, 2018 | fortune.com

Alibaba Bets Big on Local Delivery in a $9.5 Billion Deal

Alibaba's newest acquisition, Ele.me, operates an army of delivery people on motorbikes across China.
April 2, 2018 | the-scientist.com

USDA Will Not Regulate CRISPR-Edited Crops

Restrictions will remain on transgenic plants, which contain artificially inserted genes from other species.
April 1, 2018 | venturebeat.com

Tasting Tomorrow: How Food and Beverage Companies Use AI

Smart brands use AI learning to optmize production and distribution of fast-moving consumer goods.




March 28, 2018 | fruitnet.com

Green Life of Bananas Set to Double

New technology stalls ripening for around 70 days.
March 27, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Tooth-Mounted Sensor Capable of Tracking Food Intake

A miniaturised sensor can transmit data on glucose and salt intake.
March 27, 2018 | nytimes.com

How the Avocado Became the Fruit of Global Trade

America's obsession with avocados is "green gold" for Mexican producers.
March 26, 2018 | agfundernews.com

Startup Using Deep Learning to Fight Food Waste Raises $2M Seed Round

California-based startup AgShift uses new technology to assess produce quality.
March 26, 2018 | forbes.com

The Unequal Cost of a Plate of Food around the World

There is a massive disparity in the cost of basic nourishment around the world.
March 26, 2018 | theconversation.com

We Know How Food Production Needs to Change ... Why Isn't It?

A three-year UN study by 400 scientists says agroecology is the best path to sustainable food supplies.
March 26, 2018 | freshplaza.com

'Perishability of Stone Fruit Is Our Main Problem'

European produce industry leaders will be gathering for the Macfrut Fair in Rimini.
March 26, 2018 | fruitnet.com

Food and Drink 'Most at Risk' from Brexit

Higher costs from post-Brexit tariffs could cause a "debilitating wave" of rising prices.
March 25, 2018 | fortune.com

How Insects Might Help Solve the Looming Global Food Crisis

Nearly half of all ag land is used to grow feed for animals.
March 23, 2018 | inhabitat.com

This Plant-Based Coating Makes Fruits and Veggies Last up to Four Times Longer

What if there was an alternative to refrigeration for keeping food fresh?
March 23, 2018 | thepacker.com

California Avocado Volume Ample as Season Starts

2018's expected volume of 374.6 million pounds is much higher than last year's 215.8 million pounds.
March 22, 2018 | courthousenews.com

Scientists Close in on Bee-Friendly Pesticide

Biologists and entomologists are working on a pest-control substance that isn't deadly to bees.
March 21, 2018 | popsci.com

One-Fifth of Americans Are Responsible for Half the Country's Food-Based Emissions

Some people eat a lot more "methane-spewing beef" than the others.
March 20, 2018 | nationalgeographic.com

Doomsday Vault Protects Earth's Food Supply

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is "Noah's Ark" for seeds.
March 20, 2018 | agfundernews.com

2018 AgFunder Innovation Awards Winners Announced

Apeel Sciences wins "Most Innovative US Startup Series A and Beyond."
March 19, 2018 | freshfruitportal.com

Walmart Files Patent for Autonomous Robotic Bees

Autonomous robotic bees could potentially pollinate food crops.
March 18, 2018 | zanesvilletimesrecorder.com

One in 12 Jobs Is Dependent upon Agriculture

The average US farm today feeds 165 people — up from 25 in the 1960s.
March 17, 2018 | seattletimes.com

Most of America's Fruit Is Now Imported

Mexico and Chile are now America's top sources for fruit.
March 16, 2018 | agfundernews.com

Why Syngenta Acquired FarmShots: 'It's Definitely a Race'

Syngenta decided to acquire the four-year-old startup rather than partnering.
March 15, 2018 | agriculture.com

Russia Launches Attack on GMOs

Russia is funding online articles that question the safety of GMOs.
March 15, 2018 | fruitnet.com

Food Waste Often 'Very Logical,' Study Says

A comprehensive American study says people usually throw away food for good reasons.
March 15, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

Those Little Produce Stickers Are a Big Waste Problem

Produce stickers are a major problem for composting facilities.
March 13, 2018 | growingproduce.com

Realizing the Benefits of Precision Agriculture

Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis discusses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques.
March 13, 2018 | qz.com

Chinese Researchers Discovered an Agricultural Miracle

An agricultural study that cost $54 million and involved 1,000 researchers.
March 12, 2018 | perishablenews.com

Fruit Mania Grips Chinese Speculators as 60 Billion Apples Trade

In just four hours, Chinese speculators traded $11 billion worth of apples.
March 12, 2018 | rt.com

Russian Food Exports to Double by 2025

Russia's agriculture sector is booming.
March 11, 2018 | growingproduce.com

California to Allow Citrus Fruit Shipped outside Quarantine Area

The CDFA Plant Health and Prevention Services announced new HLB Quarantine requirements.
March 9, 2018 | latimes.com

Study Indicates Climate Change Will Wreak Havoc on California Agriculture

California produces more than two-thirds of the country's fruits and nuts.
March 9, 2018 | freshplaza.com

US Imports Thin on Bananas

Banana imports are short due to chillier temperatures in multiple countries.
March 8, 2018 | agfundernews.com

AgriFood Tech Investment Surges to $10.1B

Early-stage investment in agrifood tech startups went up 29% in 2017.
March 8, 2018 | sciencedaily.com

Commercial Pesticides: Not as Safe as They Seem

A comprehensive review of pesticide formulations that are not subject to safety assessments.
March 8, 2018 | technologyreview.com

How to Grow Four Tons of Food a Year in a Metal Box

Leafy Green Machines ships hydroponic growing containers.
March 5, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

Disgusted with the USDA, Farmers Make Their Own Organic Label

The organic label is worth billions of dollars, but not everyone is happy with it.
March 5, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Processed Meats Blamed in Listeria Outbreak

South Africa's biggest producer of consumer foods is the cause of the ongoing outbreak, which has a 27 percent fatality rate.
March 5, 2018 | fortune.com

Walmart Is Introducing Prepared Meals and Its Own Blue Apron-Like Kits

By the end of the year, 2,000 Wal-Mart stores will sell prepared food and meal kits.
March 2, 2018 | freshplaza.com

How USDA Inspections Facilitate Fresh Produce Exports

The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service oversees fruit, vegetable, and specialty crop marketing orders and agreements.
March 2, 2018 | agprofessional.com

Sentera to Bring New Nitrogen Modeling Tech to Market

The goal of the technology is to optimize nitrogen application.
March 1, 2018 | fruitnet.com

Space Technology to Cut Agricultural Waste

New satellite technology can reduce fertilizer use by up to 40%.
February 28, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Dutch Retailer Launches Plastic-Free Aisle

Consumers are sick to death of plastic packaging, says Ekoplaza's CEO.
February 26, 2018 | latimes.com

Judge Orders California Agricultural Officials to Cease Pesticide Use

State agricultural officials no longer can spray public and private property.
February 25, 2018 | thejournal.ie

The Most Common Foods We Throw out

How to keep the most commonly-wasted foods fresher longer.
February 24, 2018 | abc.net.au

Blood Test for Farmers Using Pesticides

A finger-prick blood test detects exposure to organophosphates.
February 23, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Death Toll Nears 200 in Listeriosis Outbreak in South Africa

915 cases of listeriosis have been confirmed since last year.
February 23, 2018 | agriculture.com

Brazil to Catch US as Top Corn Exporter

Brazil's corn exports have tripled in the past decade.
February 23, 2018 | fruitnet.com

Report Slams Supermarkets for Causing Farm Waste

Five key drivers cause overproduction of fresh fruit and vegetables.
February 22, 2018 | agfundernews.com

AgFunder Invests in ImpactVision, Solinftec, The Yield

AgFunder has announced the first three startups in their new investment portfolio.
February 22, 2018 | agprofessional.com

New White Mold Strain Could Become a Problem for Southern Farmers

White mold causes significant crop yield loss.
February 21, 2018 | acs.org

A Genetic Trigger Adds Branches to Plants, Could Boost Crop Yields

Researchers discovered a chemical that can reverse branching limitations.
February 21, 2018 | thepacker.com

USDA Puts Rules in Place for New Cold Storage Facilities

The USDA is formalizing procedures for storing fruits and vegetables.
February 21, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

How Alternative Proteins Can Reinvigorate European Grocery

Increasing numbers of Europeans are adopting vegan and vegetarian diets.
February 20, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

Monsanto's Lawsuit against Arkansas for Dicamba Ban Dismissed

The state of Arkansas banned the pesticide last summer.
February 20, 2018 | nus.edu.sg

Food Scientists Create Novel Method for Pesticide Screening

A new strategy makes use of magnetic nanoparticles to simplify pyrethorid extraction.
February 20, 2018 | freshfruitportal.com

US Fruit and Nut Exports Hit Five-Year Record in 2017

The US saw a 6% increase in exports to $14.9 billion last year.
February 20, 2018 | freshfruitportal.com

Fresh Del Monte Profits Cut in Half in 2017

Florida-based Fresh Del Monte Produce saw its net income fall 46% last year.
February 19, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

The Spotted Lanternfly Is Invading Pennsylvania, Threatening Fruit Growers

The spotted lanternfly is a major concern in Pennsylvania.
February 19, 2018 | fruitnet.com

New Sources Crucial to Better Blueberries

Driscoll's will transition to seasonal production in Spain, Morocco and Portugal.
February 14, 2018 | freshfruitportal.com

Israeli Researchers Create 'Superfood Powder' from Unwanted Apples

Israeli researchers have found a new use for discarded apples.
February 14, 2018 | agfundernews.com

99 Technologies Changing the Future of Agriculture in Africa

Africa has great food potential with 60% of world's non-cultivated arable lands.
February 12, 2018 | foodnavigator-usa.com

Supermarket Food Waste: What's Most Likely to Get Tossed?

Bananas are one of the most wasted items.
February 12, 2018 | precisionag.com

Cloud-Based Irrigation Could Double India's Crop Yield and Halve Water Use

A cloud-based micro-irrigation system trial cut water use by up to 80%.
February 12, 2018 | foodnavigator-usa.com

Apeel Sciences Seeks to Slash Fresh Produce Waste with Plant-Based Edible Skin

Apeel Sciences is on a mission to cut food waste.
February 12, 2018 | freshplaza.com

Global Fruit Sector Mapped

The World Fruit Map 2018 maps the most important international trade flows.
February 12, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Driscoll's Using New Technology to Improve Flavor, Food Safety

Driscoll's is turning to emerging technologies to produce hardier plants and fortify its supply chain.
February 12, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Novel Foods: An Opportunity to Access Innovation

"Novel foods" are any foods not commonly consumed prior to 1997.
February 12, 2018 | civileats.com

A Method for Growing a Lot of Food on Little Land

Toyota's 'lean manufacturing' ideas helped this farm be more efficient.
February 11, 2018 | adn.com

How One Cargo Ship Delay Sends Ripples through Alaska's Food Supply Chain

Keeping fresh produce that's grown thousands of miles away isn't easy.
February 9, 2018 | sciencedaily.com

Organic Food Provides Significant Environmental Benefits

A new study investigated environmental impacts of both food choices and farm production systems.
February 9, 2018 | agprofessional.com

Five-Year Decline in Farmland Sales Volume

The number of farms sold in 2017 declined for the fifth year in a row.
February 9, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Nestle and Nuritas Announce Collaboration on Artificial Intelligence-Based Discovery

AI-based discovery of food-derived bioactive peptides results in a new partnership.
February 9, 2018 | thepacker.com

Albertsons Launches Fancy New Format in Idaho

Albertsons will soon open two locations of its new premium banner.
February 8, 2018 | researchmatters.com

Commonly Used Preservative Could Turn Harmful when Exposed to UV Light

Methylparaben becomes harmful to human cells when exposed to UVB light.
February 5, 2018 | fastcompany.com

These Farms Are Testing a Low-Tech Pesticide Alternative: Flowers

Pesticide needs could be reduced by using flower insects to fight food crop insects.
February 5, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

No Scientifically Valid Test to Detect Food Intolerance

Consumers should not rely on "food intolerance" tests.
February 3, 2018 | nationalgeographic.com

How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites

Agriculture in China is a patchwork of 200 million farms.
February 2, 2018 | freshplaza.com

Avocado Shipping Trials with Apeel Show Improved Quality upon Arrival

Avocados treated with Apeel had 50 percent more marketable shelf-life than untreated ones.
February 2, 2018 | produceretailer.com

Kroger Organic Produce Sales Pass $1B

Kroger lists its top organic produce items.
February 1, 2018 | agfundernews.com

When It Comes to Soil Testing, We've Only Scratched the Surface

A better understanding of soil could substantially boost yields and reduce costs.
February 1, 2018 | agprofessional.com

'See & Spray' Tech Reduces Herbicide Use by 90%

Blue River's artificial intelligence identifies and sprays only weeds.
February 1, 2018 | freshfruitportal.com

Total Produce Enters Deal to Acquire 45% of Dole

Two of the world's largest fresh produce companies are on track to joining forces.
February 1, 2018 | sciencedaily.com

Food Preservative Enhances Schizophrenia Treatment

A new study shows that sodium benzoate improves schizophrenia symptoms.
January 29, 2018 | usda.gov

USDA Announces Support for Women and Minorities in STEM

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is encouraging women and minorities to enter science, technology and engineering professions.
January 29, 2018 | snopes.com

Are Farmers Injecting Fruits and Vegetables with Oxytocin?

Oxytocin quickly increases the size of fruits or vegetables.
January 29, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Panera Recalls Cream Cheese Nationwide after Test for Listeria

The recall includes all varieties of unexpired 2-ounce and 8-ounce cream cheese products.
January 29, 2018 | bbc.com

The 100 Most Nutritious Foods

A list calculated and ranked by scientists.
January 28, 2018 | thepacker.com

Retail Food Inflation Tame

The USDA predicts retail food prices will rise between 1% and 2% in 2018 after dropping 0.2% in 2017.
January 26, 2018 | agprofessional.com

Long Road Ahead for Farm Bill

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue outlined the USDA's Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018.
January 26, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

Worried about Foodborne Illness? Your Smartphone May Soon Be Able to Help

A new smartphone tool can detect bacteria in food.
January 26, 2018 | freshplaza.com

Italy: Innovative Systems to Increase Productivity

Two innovative cultivation systems can increase productivity per surface unit.
January 24, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

EFSA Flags Health Concerns over Hydroxyanthracene in Food

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concerns over the use of the chemical.
January 22, 2018 | bloomberg.com

Dreyfus Teams with Banks for First Agriculture Blockchain Trade

The blockchain is becoming part of the route from farm to table.
January 19, 2018 | fruitnet.com

More than 80 Dead in South Africa as Authorities Continue Search for Source

The World Health Organization reported 748 lab-confirmed cases of listeria poisoning.
January 19, 2018 | thepacker.com

CDC Gives Salmonella Outbreak Details as Jimmy John's Pulls Sprouts

Sprouts have been the cause of numerous outbreaks in recent years.
January 19, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

USDA Proposes Changes to National List for Organic Producers

For the $50 billion organic marketplace, it's all about the details.
January 19, 2018 | news-medical.com

Consuming 100% Fruit Juice Does Not Alter Blood Sugar Levels

A new study shows that pure fruit juice does not significantly impact blood insulin, glucose or insulin resistance.
January 18, 2018 | agfundernews.com

WISErg Brings Funding Total to $57M for Food Waste Tech

The $19.2 million Series C round brings the WISErg's total fundraising to $56.6 million.
January 17, 2018 | produceretailer.com

The Self-Driving Store

The produce department may soon come right to your door.
January 17, 2018 | foodnavigator.com

Nestle Sells US Confectionery Arm to Ferrero in $2.8B Deal

The deal makes Ferraro the third-largest candy company in the US.
January 16, 2018 | wisc.edu

Radar Adds Technological Twist to Age-Old Cranberry Counting Process

Wisconsin grows half of the world's cranberries.
January 15, 2018 | fruitnet.com

AgricolliBio Rolls out Laser Labeling

This grower-exporter has gotten rid of its fruit stickers.
January 15, 2018 | thepacker.com

Packaging's Next Step: 4D

97% of grocery chain stores already provide wifi to shoppers in the store.
January 15, 2018 | modernfarmer.com

Farmers and Ranchers Sue USDA for Tossing GIPSA Rule

The suit claims that it is unlawful of the Trump administration to discard the Farmer Fair Practices Rule.
January 14, 2018 | portlandtribune.com

Waste Management Gets Nod to Process Our Food Scraps

The nation's largest garbage hauler will build an anaerobic digester in North Portland
January 15, 2018 | greenbiz.com

Yes, the World Can Cut Food Waste in Half

The UN's SDG Target 12.3 goal is to "halve per capita global food waste."
January 14, 2018 | foodtank.com

Netflix Reveals Rotten Truths of Industrial Food Industry

"Rotten" exposes corruption and fraud in the global food and agricultural industry.
January 12, 2018 | sciencemag.org

Common Pesticides Threaten Salmon, US Fisheries Agency Concludes

Chlorpyrifos, malathion, and diazinon also threaten orcas, the agency said.
January 9, 2018 | insidescience.com

Device to Detect Pesticide Residue on Produce May Soon Be Available

An inexpensive handheld sensor may simplify testing fruit for for pesticides.
January 9, 2018 | apeelsciences.com

Evolution of Organic: The Movie

The organic movement transformed how we eat and how we think about food.
January 8, 2018 | sciencemag.org

This Edible Sensor Could Reveal What Our Gut Microbes Are up to

A team of researchers has developed a sensor that passes through the digestive tract.
January 8, 2018 | foodnavigator-usa.com

HEYLO! There's a New Sugar Replacement in Town ...

HEYLO is a patented combination of acacia fiber and stevia.
January 8, 2018 | freshfruitportal.com

Chiquita May Face Jury over Colombian Terrorist Allegations

Chiquita could be the first US corporation to go to trial under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
January 8, 2018 | phys.org

Strengthening Citric Fruit to Better Resist Climate Change

How biotechnology could improve crop tolerance to adverse environmental conditions.
January 6, 2018 | npr.org

The UN's Food Aid Shortages

The World Food Programme has to cut back on the food that it gives out to some of the most imperiled people in the world.
January 5, 2018 | pressherald.com

Portland's Tough New Ban on Synthetic Pesticides

Local governments are making their own decisions on pesticide control matters.
January 5, 2018 | agriculture.com

Wearable Plant Sensors

Engineers make wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops.
January 5, 2018 | thepacker.com

Organic Grant Applicants Sought by USDA

$17.6 million is available for organic agriculture research and education.
January 4, 2018 | agprofessional.com

Monsanto Announces New Technology Pipeline

New products — in various stages of launch — aim to help farmers produce more in uncertain growing conditions.
January 4, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Consumer Reports Warns against Eating Romaine Lettuce

58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from the strain of E. coli O157: H7.
January 3, 2018 | sciencenordic.com

These Are the Fruits and Vegetables We Waste the Most

Seven products stood for most of the waste in a study by Karlstad University researchers.
January 3, 2018 | agprofessional.com

How Did the Soybean Become Such a Common Crop in the US?

Farmers in the US grew more soybeans in 2017 than ever before.
January 2, 2018 | foodsafetynews.com

Deadly Outbreak Tied to Romaine Ongoing; No Recall, Few Details

More than six weeks into a deadly E. coli outbreak, little is known about its source.
January 1, 2018 | agprofessional.com

Automation Advancing on Strawberry Fields

Robotics could revolutionize strawberry harvesting and packaging.
January 1, 2018 | agweek.com

The New Pesticide: Bacteria and Remote-Controlled Bugs

Aphea.Bio will develop next generation 'biopesticides' based on natural microorganisms.
December 30, 2017 | agprofessional.com

2018 Outlook: Dicamba

Monsanto says there is enough supply to double Roundup acres over last year.
December 30, 2017 | oregonlive.com

How an Exporter Used Forbidden Fruit to Cheat US Consumers

Before he was caught, an exporter managed to send more than 400,000 phony organic pineapples to the US and Canada.
December 29, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Happy 100th Birthday to the Mass-Produced Tractor!

Inventors tinkered with the idea of a steam-powered tractor throughout the 19th century.
December 29, 2017 | agfundernews.com

What's Needed in African Agriculture before Technology

Much of African ag is made up of small-scale farmers with just a few hectares under management.
December 28, 2017 | thepacker.com

FDA Plans to Speed up Recall Communications

New guidelines are designed to get recall information to consumers faster.
December 28, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

State with Biggest Apple Crop Girds against More Listeria

Washington State is counting on successful pathogen research.
December 27, 2017 | compoundchem.com

Chemistry Year in Review

Compound Interest reviews chemistry highlights from 2017.
December 26, 2017 | precisionag.com

OSU Digs Deep On Planting Technologies

On-farm research and evaluation studies help fine-tune seeding prescriptions.
December 22, 2017 | freshplaza.com

Rainforest Alliance Certified Avocados Bound for Europe

The Rainforest Alliance addresses impacts on the local environment, worker rights, and conservation of natural resources.
December 22, 2017 | sciencemag.org

Science Breakthrough of the Year: Cosmic Convergence

The merger of two neutron stars fulfilled multiple astrophysical predictions.
December 22, 2017 | freshfruitportal.com

Tomatoes Star in Consumer Poll of Healthiest Fruit and Vegetables

Consumers were asked to pick the five fruits and vegetables they most associated with health.
December 21, 2017 | agfundernews.com

The Top 10 Farm Tech Deals of 2017

The year ended with some of the largest deals on record.
December 18, 2017 | newindianexpress.com

No Pesticide or Pests in This Village

The Kuruchiya tribe in Kerala, India practices traditional farming.
December 18, 2017 | eurekalert.org

Tracking Effects of a Food Preservative on the Gut Microbiome

Food scientist David Sela and his team find transient effects of a preservative on gut microbiota.
December 18, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Food Safety Compromises Can Carry Costly Consequences

48 million people in the United States become sick from foodborne illness each year.
December 18, 2017 | foodnavigator-usa.com

OTA Promises to Fight USDA Decision on Animal Welfare

USDA proposes to withdraw a rule on animal welfare standards.
December 15, 2017 | thepacker.com

More Illnesses, One Death in E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Lettuce

Canadian health officials are investigating 30 cases of E. coli infection.
December 14, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Ginkgo Bioworks Raises $275M Series D for Robotic Microbe Factory Expansion

The "unicorn" startup Ginkgo has raised a total of $429 million.
December 14, 2017 | fruitnet.com

Fresh Produce Supply in the Digital Age

A special report from Fruit Logistica examines the future of food supply chains.
December 13, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

An Overview of the Homegrown Organic Act of 2017

New bills in the House and Senate aim to increase organic farmland from its current one percent.
December 8, 2017 | ecns.cn

Innovation Makes Poor Land Green

A breakthrough proposed by China's "father of hybrid rice" Yuan Longping has increased rice yields by nearly 20 percent on land considered too saline for crops.
December 8, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Can Technology Get Slavery Out of Food Supply Chains?

Some established players are working to shine at a light at the bottom of the food supply chain.
December 8, 2017 | futurity.org

Can This Pesticide Kill Pests but Spare the Bees?

Molecular tweaks to a known pesticide may make it effective at killing pests while keeping beneficial bugs safe.
December 6, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Indigo Ag Closes $203M Series D

The Boston-based microbial crop technology startup develops microbial seed coatings for corn, soy, wheat, and cotton.
December 6, 2017 | acs.org

Bioelectronic 'Nose' Can Detect Food Spoilage

A new bioelectronic "nose" can specifically detect a key decay compound at low levels.
December 5, 2017 | fruitnet.com

New Ventilated Potato Sack Helps Stop the Rot

A new jute bag with 'ventilated striping' could help potato exporters minimise bacteria.
December 5, 2017 | precisionag.com

10 New Mobile Apps for Precision Agriculture

An evaluation of the newest precision ag apps available.
December 4, 2017 | oliveoiltimes.com

Natural Olive Oil Preservative as Effective as Synthetic Ones

New research reveals oleoresin's antioxidant properties.
December 4, 2017 | perishablenews.com

California Supreme Court Rules for Farmworkers, and Upholds Binding Mediation

Farmers may have a labor contract imposed on them if negotiations with a union fail.
December 1, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Pre-Cut Melon Linked to Outbreak in the Pacific Northwest

At least 18 people are sick with salmonella infections linked to pre-cut watermelon and cantaloupe.
December 1, 2017 | freshplaza.com

New Pest Threatens New York Apples, Grapes, Cherries and Other Crops

The spotted lanternfly, native to Asia, has been threatening US crops.
December 1, 2017 | precisionag.com

Understanding Precision Farming and Soil Morphology

Soil morphology affects crop selection and production.
November 30, 2017 | thepacker.com

USDA Approves Imports of Mangoes from Vietnam

Fresh mangoes from Vietnam must comply with a set of pest safeguards.
November 30, 2017 | freshfruitportal.com

APHIS Expands HLB Quarantine Areas in California

Authorities are expanding the area quarantined for citrus greening disease.
November 30, 2017 | acs.org

Chemists Engineer Bacteria to Make Unnatural Proteins

Living microorganisms transcribe and translate DNA with six bases.
November 28, 2017 | theguardian.com

Common Pesticide Can Make Migrating Birds Lose Their Way

A new study is the first to directly show harm to songbirds.
November 28, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Glyphosate Gets EU Greenlight for Five More Years

The European Union voted to extend the license for the best-selling pesticide in the world.
November 27, 2017 | agfundernews.com

The Yield Expands into Agriculture

The Yield now offers an end-to-end microclimate sensing and predictions service.
November 27, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Rise of Technology in Food Safety

A review of advancements the food industry has seen in the last 20 years.
November 27, 2017 | freshplaza.com

Lemon Numbers Down in California

Growers say the heat earlier this year has been to blame for the reduced crop.
November 27, 2017 | agriculture.com

Food, Feed, and Industrial Demand Boost Grain Usage to a Record High

World grain consumption will exceed 2.1 billion tons during 2017/18.
November 27, 2017 | freshfruitportal.com

First-Ever Containers of Chinese Pears Arrive in Chile

China offers new fruit varieties for Chilean consumers.
November 26, 2017 | kticradio.com

GAO: USDA Should Increase Checkoff Program Oversight

The Government Accountability Office says the USDA's AMS needs revised operating procedures and better assessment criteria.
November 25, 2017 | mauinews.com

Study: Common Food Preservative Harms "Good" Gut Bacteria

A common food preservative kills or inhibits beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods.
November 24, 2017 | fruitnet.com

Flevo Berry Unveils Magnus

A Dutch breeding company has a new, tougher strawberry variety.
November 22, 2017 | seasonalfoodguide.org

New Seasonal Fruit Guide Facilitates Local Produce Purchases

Local produce is fresher as well as more economical and ecologically-friendly.
November 22, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Ag Biotech Market Map

A map of 245 startups using biology & chemistry to revolutionize agriculture.
November 21, 2017 | thepacker.com

PMA's Trellis Designed to Ease Exchange of Audit Data

PMA and Purdue University have created a tool to enable easier sharing of food safety audit data.
November 20, 2017 | geneticliteracyproject.org

Designer Fruit Is the Future

Genetic engineering adds "tangible benefits" for consumers.
November 20, 2017 | freshfruitportal.org

Colombia Develops Biostimulant to Accelerate Banana Growth

A new product can accelerate the growing period by four to six weeks.
November 20, 2017 | metro.us

Lab Food Could Change the Way We Eat

Projects indicate that food grown in labs is a sustainable practice.
November 19, 2017 | npr.org

"The Bad Food Bible" Says Your Eating Might Not Be So Sinful after All

There might be less evidence against some notoriously bad foods than we think.
November 18, 2017 | forbes.com

Fruits and Vegetables: How to Get Kids to Eat More

90% of American adults fall short of fruit and vegetable recommendations.
November 17, 2017 | thepacker.com

New Channels Emerging for Avocados

Avocados are turning up in a plethora of new places.
November 17, 2017 | foodnavigator.org

Calcium Sorbate to be Banned in EU

The preservative is to be banned due to a lack of safety data.
November 17, 2017 | sciencemag.org

GM Banana Shows Promise against Deadly Fungus Strain

Genetically modified banana trees can resist the deadly fungus that causes Panama disease.
November 17, 2017 | thepacker.com

Branding Survey Shows Advocacy Matters

Many shoppers will accept or reject a brand based on the causes or practices that brand champions.
November 16, 2017 | agriculture.com

2017 US Ag Exports Reach 3rd Highest Level Ever

China, Canada, Mexico and Japan were the United States' largest customers.
November 16, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Guacamole Recalled because of Listeria Risk

Casa Sanchez guacamole is among the many foods recalled due to listeria contamination.
November 16, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

New Discovery Shows Humans Have Been Growing Grapes for Wine for 8,000 Years

Traces of chemical compounds from wine were found in earthenware jars.
November 16, 2017 | thepacker.com

Produce Performing Better for Target

New initiatives in the works include same-day delivery and a drive-up pickup option.
November 14, 2017 | agfundernews.com

22 Most "Investible" Post-Harvest Food Waste Technologies

A report by YieldWise and the Global Knowledge Initiative evaluates new innovations in the food system.
November 10, 2017 | gizmodo.com

The USDA Is Scrapping Terrible, Nonsense GMO Rules

The USDA will overhaul regulation of genetically engineered organisms for the first time in 30 years.
November 10, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

Neonicotinoid Pesticide Ban Backed by the UK

Scientific review confirms that honeybee health is harmed by the pesticides.
November 10, 2017 | foodnavigator.com

Population Growth "a Threat to Food Quality"

Global population growth means that food production needs to increase by 70% by 2050, placing pressure on food quality standards.
November 10, 2017 | foodnavigator.com

Scientists "Teleport" Lemonade by Sending Flavour and Color Online

The technology could be used to tackle the double burden of over and under nutrition.
November 9, 2017 | agriculture.com

Bayer Launches New Digital Farming Brand Xarvio

Bayer's program has over 250,000 users in more than 60 countries.
November 8, 2017 | un.org

UN Launches Banana Farming Handbook to Improve Safety

Bananas are the most exported fresh fruit in the world, and banana plantations use large amounts of pesticides.
November 8, 2017 | agfundernews.com

IKEA Wants "Radical Change" for its Food Business to Promote Sustainability

IKEA sells $2.3 billion of food per year and serves 650 million customers.
November 8, 2017 | acs.org

New "Sugar-Glass" Film Uses Viruses to Kill Harmful Bacteria in Food

Bacteriophages, also known as "phages," are viruses that infect and kill bacteria.
November 7, 2017 | fruitnet.com

Carton Pack's Friendly PET

Carton Pack is offering a more sustainable alternative to standard PET containers for fresh produce.
November 7, 2017 | freshfruitportal.com

First Australian Blueberries Hit Indian Market

India was fifth-largest agricultural export market in 2016-17.
November 6, 2017 | fruitnet.com

USDA Predicts RSA Topfruit, Grape Fall

Export of South African apples, pears and table grapes is expected to decrease significantly.
November 5, 2017 | ozy.com

How These Men Might Solve Hunger Using Fruit Flies

It's not rice, it's larvae.
November 4, 2017 | forbes.com

It's Called Vertical Farming, and It Could Be the Future of Agriculture

California company Plenty claims vertical farming can achieve 350 times greater yield.
November 3, 2017 | iptv.com

Fruit Industry Teams up to Introduce New Apple Variety

WSU's WA 38 apples, known as Cosmic Crisp, are a cross between Enterprise and Honeycrisp.
November 3, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Six Deadliest US Foodborne Outbreaks

Some of the foods most commonly consumed in America have resulted in tragedy.
November 3, 2017 | freshplaza.com

44% of Fruit and Veg Go to Waste in the US, but Better Packaging Could Help

Much food waste is fresh food purchased for home use.
November 2, 2017 | cointelegraph.com

How to Use Blockchain in Agriculture

The problem of food quality has three parts: production, delivery and sale.
November 2, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Fully-Compostable Food Packaging Startup TIPA Raises $11m Series B

New packaging will decompose within 180 days.
November 2, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Hydroponic Can Be Organic

NOSB has ruled that hydroponic and container gardens will remain eligible for organic certification.
October 31, 2017 | foodnavigator.com

"Label-Invisible" Live Cultures Can Banish Artificial Preservatives and Cut Food Waste

Second-generation cultures can replace artificial preservatives from yogurt and cheese.
October 30, 2017 | newsweek.com

Fertility: Pesticides Decrease the Chance of Having a Baby, Study Suggests

Pesticides on fruits and vegetables could affect a couple's fertility.
October 28, 2017 | journalstar.com

Sucking It up - How Systemic Pesticides Work

Systemic pesticides are absorbed by the plant.
October 28, 2017 | usda.gov

USDA Requests Comments on Organic Imports Regulations

The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service is soliciting comments on an interim instruction document.
October 27, 2017 | fmi.org

US Grocery Industry Economic Impact

FMI has released a report that breaks down the $363 billion industry's economic impact.
October 27, 2017 | agfundernews.com

AeroFarms Brings in IKEA and David Chang to Close $40m Series D

AeroFarms grows leafy greens using aeroponics in a misting environment without soil.
October 27, 2017 | freshplaza.com

Positive Outlook for California Organic Mandarin Season

With yields looking steady, high demand is expected to drive a strong market.
October 26, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

USDA Officially Nixes Farmer Fair Practices Rules

The GIPSA rule was designed to level the playing field between farmers and agribusiness.
October 25, 2017 | popsci.com

How to Actually Remove Pesticides from Your Fruit

Sodium bicarbonate and water can remove more pesticides than water alone.
October 25, 2017 | thepacker.com

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Google Cut Food Waste

Google has been tracking waste in its massive food program for employees.
October 24, 2017 | nytimes.com

How Beets Became Beet-Red

Beets evolved a different way of turning red than other red things in the plant kingdom.
October 23, 2017 | forbes.com

The Blockchain of Food

Ripe.io is at the forefront of a blockchain solution for our food system.
October 23, 2017 | phys.org

3-D Crop Imaging Helps Agriculture Estimate Plant Height

A new imaging technology helps determine if growing methods are consistent, repeatable and accurate.

October 20, 2017 | freshplaza.com

Fresh Cut Vegetables Recalled across North America

A Salinas, California producer is recalling multiple brands of cut vegetable products due to listeria contamination.

October 19, 2017 | forbes.com

Apeel's Invisible Coating Could Be a Game-Changer

With products now approved for organic and traditional produce, Apeel is gearing up to roll out with partners globally.

October 19, 2017 | foodnavigator.com

The Future of Food: Europe Focuses on Circular Economy Solutions

Researchers are focusing on circular-economy solutions toward health and climate change.

October 19, 2017 | acs.org

Single-Molecule Experiment Reveals Polymer Growth Spurts

Researchers have achieved the first real-time visualization of single polymer chain growth.

October 18, 2017 | sciencemag.com

Germany's Insects Are Disappearing

Over 75% of insects have disappeared in less than three decades.

October 16, 2017 | wastedive.com

California Governor Signs Bill to Reduce Food Waste

A new law encourages manufacturers to clarify the difference between a "quality date" and a "safety date."

October 16, 2017 | metro.co.uk

World Food Day: How to Prevent Food Waste at Home

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day on October 16 each year.

October 16, 2017 | khmertimeskh.com

Deal on Agricultural Input Confirmed

AgraBurstPRO improves the ability of plants to efficiently access nutrients in fertilizers, resulting in the need for less fertilizer.

October 16, 2017 | medicalxpress.com

An In-Depth Look at Food-Borne Illnesses

Bacteria in food are more likely to affect children, senior adults and those with compromised immune systems.

October 16, 2017 | acs.org

Engineered Bacteria Build Microstructures on Their Own

Microbe-built domes coated with gold nanoparticles can serve as simple pressure sensors.

October 13, 2017 | agriculture.com

EPA and Dicamba Manufacturers Agree on Label Changes

The EPA will decide whether to allow the continued over-the-top use of dicamba pesticides.

October 13, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

The Florida Orange Crop Looks to Be Lowest in More than 70 Years

Florida orange crops suffered devastation by Hurricane Irma.

October 13, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Ag Industry Brief: GrubHub Buys Eat24 for $288M

GrubHub announced that it will buy competitor Eat24 from review site Yelp.

October 13, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Evidence Mounts that Monsanto's Dicamba Is Killing Trees, Too

Dicamba is highly toxic to broad-leaf plants.

October 12, 2017 | thepacker.com

Costco Expands Delivery Options

Instacart delivery is now available for fresh groceries from 376 Costco locations.

October 7, 2017 | washingtonpost.com

Bananapocalypse: The Race to Save the World's Most Popular Fruit

Cavendish bananas represent 99 percent of all bananas sold in the US.

October 6, 2017 | thepacker.com

Six Key Trends to Increase Produce Sales

Consumption of fresh produce grew about 1.3% annually between 2011 and 2016.

October 5, 2017 | theverge.com

Three-Quarters of All Honey on Earth Has Pesticides in It

Scientists analyzed 198 honey samples from all continents and found no safe place for pollinators.

October 4, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Are Foodborne Illnesses on the Rise?

Most Americans are surprised to learn how common outbreaks are in our hygiene-obsessed society.

October 4, 2017 | agriculture.com

Brookside Agra Introduces Multipurpose Drying Agent

A new drying agent can be sprayed or blown on any surface, including animals.

October 4, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

Cool Microscopy Takes 2017 Chemistry Nobel

The new method makes it possible to see the molecules of life in atomic resolution.

October 3, 2017 | medgadget.com

Food Preservative Market Projected to Amplify by 2020

North America is the largest market for food preservatives, followed by Asia-Pacific and Europe.

October 2, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Horticulture Will Dominate Agtech Innovation in India

Horticulture production in India exceeded food grains production for the fifth consecutive year.

September 29, 2017 | cbc.ca

Preservatives Might Be Messing with Our Eating Habits

A new study links the chemicals in our food to appetite control.

September 28, 2017 | techcrunch.com

This Edible Sensor Could Help Keep Food Fresh

A Swiss research team has created a biodegradable temperature sensor.

September 28, 2017 | thepacker.com

UC Riverside Plans Avocado Variety Development

Currently, there are only a few types of avocado grown for food.

September 28, 2017 | phys.org

Global Methane Emissions from Agriculture Larger than Reported

Global livestock methane emissions are much higher than previous estimates.

September 27, 2017 | thepacker.com

Fresh Produce Price Outlook Flat

Fresh fruits will be flat for 2017 and increase 2% to 3% in 2018, according to a new government forecast.

September 27, 2017 | acs.org

Olive Mill Wastewater Transformed: From Pollutant to Bio-Fertilizer, Biofuel

Producing olive oil creates a vast stream of wastewater.

September 26, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Indigo Ag Raises $156m Series D for Expansion

The funding round takes the ag startup's total funding to over $300 million.

September 26, 2017 | organicauthority.com

Far-Reaching Dangers of Agricultural Pesticides Emphasized in New Research

Agricultural pesticides are even more harmful than previously feared.

September 25, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Using Data to Unlock Opportunity from Food Waste

Supply chain food waste occurs when unsold inventory is sent to landfill or other outlets.

September 25, 2017 | acs.org

Recycling CO2 into Fuel

A new catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol and propanol.

September 24, 2017 | reuters.com

Britain's Deliveroo Raises $385M for Food Fight

Deliveroo operates in more than 150 cities in 12 countries.

September 22, 2017 | theguardian.com

Government Scientist: Assumed Safety of Pesticide Use Is False

One of the UK's chief scientific advisers says global regulations have ignored pesticide impacts.

September 21, 2017 | thepacker.com

Albertsons Acquires Plated

Albertsons has purchased the meal-kit company Plated.

September 21, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Crops That Can Fertilize Themselves

Bayer has partnered with a company that designs "custom microbes."

September 20, 2017 | agfundernews.com

How Convoy Aims to Revolutionize the Trucking Industry

The US depends on an intensely complicated, decentralized network of drivers, brokers and commercial fleets.

September 20, 2017 | acs.org

Ensuring Broccoli Sprouts Retain Cancer-Fighting Compounds

Treating broccoli sprouts with high pressure instead of heat could help preserve their health-promoting compounds.

September 20, 2017 | patch.com

Pesticide-Tainted Produce: Should You Worry?

An analysis finds 20 different pesticides on a single sample of strawberries.

September 20, 2017 | grubstreet.com

USDA Warns of Millions of Pounds of Fake "Organic" Imports

The Agricultural Marketing Service can't prove that foreign suppliers follow the USDA's organic standards.

September 18, 2017 | nanalyze.com

14 of the Top-Funded AgTech Startups

Apeel Sciences appears on another list of top ag-related startup companies.

September 18, 2017 | agfundernews.com

The 5 Food Production Risks Digital Ag Can Solve

Fundamentally, agriculture is about supplying safe and nutritious food at an affordable price.

September 15, 2017 | fastcompany.com

America Can't Make Progress On The Fight Against Food Insecurity

Tens of millions of Americans continue to go hungry.

September 14, 2017 | thepacker.com

CPS Requests Food Safety Research Proposals

The Center for Produce Safety will fund research projects on food safety in produce.

September 14, 2017 | thepacker.com

Organic Growth Projected as More Millennials Become Parents

Millennial parents are now the biggest group of organic buyers in America.

September 14, 2017 | newfoodeconomy.com

Let's Just Start Tattooing Our Fruit

Consumers are increasingly worried about wasteful packaging and traceability.

September 14, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Farm Technology Startups Raise $1.13B in H1-2017

Farm technology startups constitute a major part of the AgriFood Tech landscape.

September 14, 2017 | agriculture.com

Serious Damage to Florida Citrus Crop

Hurricane Irma arrived as the fruit was nearing maturity.

September 13, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Why We Need to Revitalize Organic Seed Farming

Genetic diversity has been sacrificed in favor of efficiency and yield

September 13, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Greenlight Biosciences Raises $18m Series D for RNAi Biopesticide

Greenlight's technology targets pests' RNA.

September 12, 2017 | reuters.com

Moms Exposed to Pesticides More Likely to Have Preterm Babies

Women exposed agricultural pesticides are at heightened risk.

September 12, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Benson Hill Launches CRISPR 3.0

A new gene editing tool will provide an alternative to existing tools.

September 11, 2017 | agfundernews.com

The Commodity Business in Food and Agriculture is over

The days of blind commodity decisions are over courtesy of prescriptive analytics.

September 11, 2017 | uconn.edu

UConn Lab Identifies Way to Reduce Salmonella Outbreaks

A University of Connecticut lab tested the efficacy of disinfectants used to avoid contamination.

September 11, 2017 | freshfruitportal.com

Autogrow Announces Hackathon to Grow Crops on Mars

Teams will compete to design solutions for growing crops on Mars.

September 11, 2017 | ocj.com

Reducing Pesticide Spray Drift Using a Universal Computational Model

Technology can reduce safety, health, and environmental concerns.

September 11, 2017 | thepacker.com

Florida Citrus Acreage Slips

Citrus acreage in Florida is at its lowest level since surveys began in 1966.

September 8, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

New Startup Lets Farmers Sell Directly to Customers

WildKale enables farmers to sell directly to customers up to 300 miles from the farms.

September 8, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Israeli No-Waste Plant-Based Yogurt Yofix Raises $2M Series A

Yofix makes a non-dairy seed and lentil-based yogurt product.

September 7, 2017 | agfundernews.com

What is Agriculture Biotechnology?

Ag biotech is a broad category involving many different types of technology and science.

September 7, 2017 | agfundernews.com

NewLeaf Closes $30M Series C for Next-Gen Biologicals

NewLeaf's first product will come to market for the 2018 planting season.

September 6, 2017 | techcrunch.com

Keychain-Size Detector Quickly Alerts You of Allergens in Food

The integrated exogenous antigen testing system fits on a keychain.

September 5, 2017 | theguardian.com

Free School Fruit Contains Multiple Pesticides, UK Report Shows

The British School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme reaches about 2.3 million children.

September 3, 2017 | plantbasednews.com

How a Plant-Based Diet Could Help Solve Food Waste

Food waste is the single largest component going into municipal landfills.

September 2, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Hundreds Sickened from Salmonella Poisoning

Outbreaks traced to papayas from Mexico has topped 200 victims, with more farms implicated.

August 31, 2017 | agriculture.com

US Farm Income Noses upward after Three Years of Declines

Producers are sending more crops and livestock to market than initially expected.

August 31, 2017 | agprofessional.com

Dow/DuPont Close Historic Merger

Dow and DuPont closed the merger valued at $130 billion.

August 31, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

An Absolute Acidity Scale for Solvents

A new pH scale is based on the measured molecular acidities of compounds.

August 30, 2017 | apeelsciences.com

Apeel's Time Machine

How Apeel Sciences automated food decay time-lapse experiments.

August 30, 2017 | washingtonpost.com

The Raging Legal Battle over What Makes Food "Natural"

As consumers sue, the FDA has yet to provide any guidance.

August 29, 2017 | popsci.com

12,000 Tons of Food Waste Transformed a Barren Landscape

Scientists are devising new ways to use food waste.

August 28, 2017 | greenbiz.com

Bite into These 12 Food Waste Startups

Apeel is one of a dozen companies featured that are innovating food waste solutions.

August 28, 2017 | foodsafetynews.com

Bacteria, Undeclared Milk Top Causes for Recalls in Q2

Bacterial contamination was the reason behind 86.6% of food recalls.

August 28, 2017 | freshfruitportal.com

California Strawberry Industry Awarded $8.8M to Manage Diseases

Two research grants are awarded help strawberry farms manage soil disease.

August 28, 2017 | stratfor.com

Growing Agriculture Through Nuclear Solutions

Nuclear irradiation can help preserve fresh produce.

August 26, 2017 | chemistryworld.com

Google's AlphaGo Beats Chemists at Their Own Game

A new computer program can sift through millions of chemical reactions to plan a synthesis in a matter of seconds.

August 25, 2017 | thepacker.com

USDA Invests in Specialty Crop Projects

Twelve universities received $35 million from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

August 25, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

Farmers Say It's Nearly Impossible to Follow Monsanto's Dicamba Directions

The herbicide comes with a long list of directions.

August 23, 2017 | acs.org

Spinning Plant Waste into Carbon Fiber for Cars, Planes

Leftover lignin can be transformed into carbon fiber strong enough to build aircraft parts.

August 23, 2017 | apnlive.com

Scientists Find Natural Food Preservative from Bacteria

Indian scientists have found a bacterial protein in chicken intestines that can help prevent food poisoning.

August 21, 2017 | eurekalert.com

Clay-Based Antimicrobial Packaging Keeps Food Fresh

A new packaging film is coated with clay nanotubes packed with an antibacterial essential oil.

August 21, 2017 | mentalfloss.com

Smart Fridge Camera Will Warn You when Your Food Is Going Bad

American families could each save about $1500 a year if they just ate all the food they bought.

August 21, 2017 | phys.org

Smart Label Could One Day Let You Know when to Toss Food and Cosmetics

Nanostructures catch and bind to compounds that indicate spoilage.

August 19, 2017 | mercurynews.com

California's Farm Communities Mobilize to Ban Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos can induce tremors and dizziness in adults and developmental delays in children.

August 18, 2017 | capitalpress.com

Western Innovator: New Way to Keep Produce Fresh

A natural protective sheen on produce helps keep it fresh.

August 18, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

The Perils of Pesticide Drift

Chemical spraying misses its mark with alarming frequency.

August 17, 2017 | capitalpress.com

Biodynamic: A Different Kind of Farming

This organic farming method predates the national organic program by 70 years.

August 17, 2017 | agriculture.com

Crop Protection: Biologicals Integrated with Chemicals

Biologicals are best suited to be integrated into pest management and crop production programs.

August 15, 2017 | agfundernews.com

What Is AgriFood Tech?

This growing segment is aiming to disrupt global food and agriculture.

August 14, 2017 | philly.com

Spotted Lanternfly Spreads, Threatens PA Fruit and Timber Crops

Scientists are working with various pesticides, predators, and parasitoids.

August 14, 2017 | washingtonpost.com

6 Foods Marketers Want You to Think Are Healthy

Sometimes it's hard to tell what's real because of the way foods are marketed.

August 13, 2017 | sfchronicle.com

What's in My Food? DNA Sequencing, Blockchain Provide Closer Look

DNA sequencing can determine exactly what is and isn't in a food sample.

August 12, 2017 | nypost.com

The FDA Won't Call This $80M Veggie Burger Safe

The FDA declined to say that Impossible Burger's lab-produced "meat" is safe for human consumption.

August 11, 2017 | sacbee.com

Why Your Avocados Are about to Get Much More Expensive

The California crop of avocados fell short of expectations.

August 11, 2017 | genengnews.com

Does a Common Food Preservative Trigger Obesity?

Mounting evidence suggests that environmental chemicals can affect normal homeostatic control mechanisms.

August 8, 2017 | acs.org

Kavli Lectures: Artificial Photosynthesis, New Materials

Artificial photosynthesis and liquid-filled nanostructured materials are highlighted at this year's ACS Expo.

August 8, 2017 | slate.com

USDA Staffers Discouraged from Using the Term 'Climate Change'

The Trump administration has impacted the language.

August 8, 2017 | npr.org

Is Sugar from Fruit the Same as Sugar from Candy?

No, sugar in fruit and added sugar are not the same thing.

August 5, 2017 | news-press.com

How to Ripen an Avocado Fast

Use science to get those avocados ripe ASAP.

August 4, 2017 | techcrunch.com

3D-Printed Fruit Will Help Your Real Apples Taste Better

Fake fruit tracks temperatures, motion and shocks during transport.

August 4, 2017 | agfundernews.com

Sacramento is Making Moves to Become an Agtech Hub

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council is attempting to carve out a piece of the tech scene.

August 4, 2017 | cattlenetwork.com

Beefing Up Africa's Food Security

South Africa has the potential to feed a growing population with cattle.

August 3, 2017 | thepacker.com

Wal-Mart Aims for Efficiency Gains with New Delivery Requirements

Wal-Mart suppliers will be fined 3 percent of the value of items late or missing.

August 3, 2017| agriculture.com

China's Foreign Food & Ag Acquisitions Set to Increase

The challenge of feeding China's 1.4 billion people has been leading to gigantic business deals.

August 3, 2017 | thepacker.com

Blueberries Rising in Peru

Peruvian blueberry farms are still expanding rapidly.

August 2, 2017 | willistonherald.com

Farm Bioreactor Will Filter Nitrate from Water

A trench filled with wood chips converts nitrate into nitrogen gas.

August 2, 2017 | modernfarmer.com

The Future of Fertilizer: Insanely Precise Drones

Excess nitrogen fertilizer can have serious environmental effects.

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