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The Guardian

Dan Collyns

29 November 2019

Cusco, Peru

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Climate change is impacting many crops and farmlands, but potato farmers in the Peruvian Andes are experimenting with genetic strains to diversify potatoes to help safeguard the vegetable for further climate changes. ...

PBS NewsHour

Megan Thompson

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Melanie Saltzman

16 November 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Planting perennial grains for human consumption retains more nutrients in the soil, prevents soil erosion, and traps carbon. Farmers and researchers have been working to develop a commercially viable perennial grain, ...

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Ryan Denham

Sean Newgent

3 October 2019

Illinois, United States

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A gene editing practice called CRISPR is transforming a penny-shaped weed known as pennycress into a cover crop. This practice offers farmers a source of revenue in their off season and provides habitats for insects, ...

Bloomberg

Leila Hussain

Menglin Huang

29 July 2019

Holland, Netherlands

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As the world population increases and resources decrease, researchers across many countries are focusing on utilizing technology to make food production more efficient. From optimizing photosynthesis to enhancing plan...

NPR

Dan Charles

13 April 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Human beings' reliance on crops like wheat and rice has a detrimental environmental effect: because these annual crops need replanting every year, farmers are required to destroy any existing vegetation in order to ge...

Bloomberg

Elizabeth G. Dunn

4 March 2019

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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The Farmers Business Network (FBN) started as a way to create transparency about seed prices, and it has evolved into a platform to sell non-GMO seeds for lower prices. By cutting out the middleman, FBN can save farme...

NPR

Danielle Preiss

30 January 2019

Nepal

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Using a somewhat counter-intuitive process, rice farmers in Nepal are seeing higher yields practicing the system of rice intensification (SRI), a method which calls for planting fewer seedlings, planting them younger ...

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Tafline Laylin

25 January 2019

Manchester, Washington, United States

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As rising temperatures threaten marine life, the Pacific Hybreed laboratory is working to develop resilient shellfish. Their experimental breeding process attempts to uncover new genes to help a variety of shellfish w...

The Telegraph

Olivia Cuthbert

16 January 2019

Kebbi, Nigeria

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New planting and harvesting techniques and improved seeds are transforming farmers' fortunes and boosting harvests in Nigeria, where rice is a staple food but local supply fails to keep up with high demand. Farmers ar...

Daily Monitor

Lominda Afedraru

27 October 2018

Mubende, Uganda

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A new variety of bean is helping local farmers find financial stability and food security in Mubende, Uganda. Both drought and disease resistant, the beans are able to be cooked quickly which reduces fuel costs and ha...

Nation Africa

Angela Oketch

23 October 2018

Australia

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A new approach to growing maize has been discovered by scientists in Australia and it is proving to have the potential to help alleviate food insecurity. By targeting a specific enzyme in the crop, and then boosting ...

BBC

Regan Morris

10 October 2018

California, United States

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"Farm to table" is a well-known saying in the food industry, but "lab to table" is also rapidly joining the rank of commonplace terminology. To both reduce the amount of animals killed and lessen the impact on the env...

BBC

Roland Pease

26 August 2018

Queensland, Australia

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The Cavendish banana is the preferred banana worldwide thanks to its size and being seedless. It's this latter trait, however, that has made it susceptible to disease. Currently under attack by a deadly fungus, one sc...

Quartz

Chase Purdy

2 August 2018

Tel Aviv District, Israel

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Sugar has proven to be a hard element to replace due to its inefficiency at being recognized by human's tastebuds. While substitutions have been attempted, most have failed to successfully replicate the desired taste....

NPR

Hannah Thomasy

29 June 2018

United States

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"What if we could help plants make their own nitrogen so they wouldn't need manmade chemical fertilizers?" That was the question that drove a plant microbiologist at the University of Washington to begin testing ways ...

The Guardian

Mark Hillsdon

23 March 2018

Ndiayene Pendao, Senegal

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After many years of attempts, scientists have discovered how to create a heat tolerant wheat that has the potential of impacting the growing concerns around food insecurity. Tested in sub-Saharan temperatures in Seneg...

CNN

Charlotte Hawks

8 March 2018

United States

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Could clean meat be the solution for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, feeding an ever-growing human population and saving water? A growing number of food innovators think so, as do investors such as Bill Gates and Ri...

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Richard Martin

13 February 2018

Maynard, Massachusetts, United States

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Genetically engineered foods have found their place in the world's diet through a variety of means. AquaBounty Technologies has taken this practice and found a successful way to apply it to the engineering of salmon, ...

Associated Press

Rodney Muhumuza

3 December 2017

Nwoya, Uganda

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Food security due to land degradation is a growing concern in Uganda, especially in light of the massive influx of South Sudanese refugees streaming into the country and the instability of food donations to support th...

Inc. Magazine

Jeff Bercovici

24 October 2017

California, United States

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"If I continued as a cardiologist, maybe I would save 2,000 or 3,000 lives over the next 30 years, But if I focus on this, I have the potential to save billions of human lives and trillions of animal lives," explains ...

Wired

Matt Simon

20 September 2017

Silicon Valley, California, United States

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A genetically engineered fake meat that smells, tastes and has the same texture as a regular beef burger? Sounds impossible, but it's not for the Impossible Burger. Made from ingredients such as wheat and potato prote...

Conscious Company Media

Kenny Torrella

30 August 2017

United States

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When scientists, startups and non-profits team up, everyone benefits - or so it seems in the case of creating clean meat. While there has been a push to focus on reinventing meat due to animal farming's impact on the ...

The Walrus

Karen Pinchin

13 April 2017

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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Potato breeding has become common practice for some in Canada that are on a mission grow the spud more efficiently in order to anticipate demand and availability. So far they've been able to experiment with an earlier...

Christian Science Monitor

Lonnie Shekhtman

8 July 2016

Albuquerque, Vermont, United States

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Vermont's passage of a law requiring food that is genetically modified to be labeled spurred action at the national level to create one standard, rather than a patchwork of state laws, that offers food companies sever...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

24 September 2015

Salina, Kansas, United States

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University research in Kansas and California is providing technical solutions for small farmers to help them compete against large scale farms.

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