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New Framework Reached
September 06, 2017
Canada's agriculture ministers say that a deal has been reached in St. John’s, Newfoundland on the fundamentals of the next agriculture policy framework, which will be called the "Canadian Agricultural Partnership."

Making the case for sustainability in ‘industrial agriculture’
September 06, 2017
For at the bottom of contemporary debates about food and agriculture lay a series of fundamental misconceptions about agriculture that have become an obstacle to improving our food system.

New Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Help Position Canada as a Leader in the Global Economy
September 06, 2017
The agriculture and agri-food sector is a key growth industry in Canada, contributing over $100 billion annually to the economy and employing 2.3 million Canadians.

Meat and dairy industries concerned over draft Canada Food Guide
September 06, 2017
Advocacy group says Health Canada is ignoring important research funded in part by the government.

Quebec’s plan to prohibit neonics and other pesticides upsets grain producers
September 06, 2017
Grain producers are not digesting the concept of pesticide regulation announced on [July 19] as part of the Quebec Pesticide Strategy 2015-2018.

Study on photoprotection may benefit biofuel feedstock yield
September 13, 2017
Photosynthesis, which allows energy from the sun to be converted into life-sustaining sugars, can also be hazardous to green plans.

Industry players outline their wish lists for ‘NAFTA 2.0’ and express anxiety about renegotiation
September 13, 2017
While most agricultural industry leaders gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday urged lawmakers and the current administration to tread lightly, some indicated specific areas for improvement.

Does healthy food need a marketing makeover?
September 13, 2017
‘Hold the green beans but pass the sweet sizzlin’ ones.’ Using indulgent words to describe vegetables makes people eat more of them – even if there is no difference in the way they are prepared, say Stanford scientists.

Tomorrow’s corn: Gene associated with resistance to multiple leaf diseases identified
September 13, 2017
Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a specific gene in corn that appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.

Benefits from tree-based intercropping
September 13, 2017
Trees can transform production on marginal land – and become a significant investment in their own right.

Straus Family Creamery powered by cow gas
September 15, 2017
With barely a sound, the red and white International Harvester feed truck unloaded a mix of silage, barley and rice to a dozen pregnant cows, releasing a sour, grassy aroma into the foggy morning at Straus Family Creamery in Marshall.

Global subsidies fueling unsustainable production, says new report
September 15, 2017
Domestic subsidies in many countries encourage production increases that result in considerable surpluses and lower prices on global markets, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI).

GM Plants Promise Fish Oils Aplenty
September 15, 2017
A new study highlights the complexity of plant lipid metabolism, the challenges of manipulating biosynthetic pathways and the rewards of being able to predict outcomes.

Iowa State researchers look at annual cover crops to compensate for corn stover removal
September 15, 2017
In Iowa, the phrase “a double-edged sword” describes something that is beneficial in some ways but problematic in others.

Scientists Just Made Food From Electricity
September 15, 2017
An amazing way to solve world hunger.

Small Dietary Changes Can Reduce Risk of Death
September 20, 2017
A mere 20-percent improvement in the quality of your diet may decrease the risk of death by 8 to 17 percent.

Could vertical farming revolutionize agriculture?
September 20, 2017
The process could one day upend the world of agriculture, because it means certain types of food could be produced year round, anywhere, in a small space.

Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one
September 20, 2017
Health, economic benefits of capturing agricultural nitric oxide outlined in study.

Ancient grain genome breakthrough advances struggle for food security
September 20, 2017
A group of international scientists has identified the complex DNA sequence of Wild Emmer, which will open up an unparalleled opportunity to further the development of hardier, more productive strains of modern wheat.

Aspire Food Group unveils world’s first automated cricket farm
September 20, 2017
When it comes to edible insects, there is still something of a disconnect between the rhetoric (insects can help us feed the world) and the reality, in the US., at least (they’re still niche and expensive).

Food products from livestock raised on GMO feed no different than those fed conventional grain
September 22, 2017
Researchers have concluded that there is nothing to suggest that DNA from GE crops behaves any differently in the gastrointestinal tract of animals than non-GE counterparts.

Agricultural biotechnology global market illuminated by new report
September 22, 2017
The report will help user gain market insights, future trends and growth prospects for forecast period of 2016-2022.

'Preserve NAFTA' Ag Industry Urges As Renegotiations Commence
September 22, 2017
The United States, Canada and Mexico are entering into ­renegotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) starting Wednesday.

How biotechnology can optimize agriculture in Nigeria
September 22, 2017
“With the down turn in the global prices of oil, we now have to prospect our solid minerals. We have to return to agriculture,” President Buhari to members of the Council of Saudi Arabian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Warm Welcome In The U.S.
September 22, 2017
Major Ontario greenhouse growers are ignoring any business uncertainty created by NAFTA renegotiations by staking their ground stateside with new expansions and licensing agreements.