‘Internet of Agriculture Things’ proving valuable to strawberry producers

The U.S. is the leading producer of the strawberries worldwide with states such as California and Florida producing more than $300 million each of the fruit every year. Because the success of the crop is so vital to these states’ economies, strawberry growers spend their winter looking for ways to sustain their harvests and profitability.

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Revenge of the plants: Rise of the chemical defenses

Recent research has shown that plants may have the ability to communicate with one another, warning other nearby plants of incoming threats. Research from the University of Missouri’s Bond Life Service Center adds one more element to plant communication: listening.

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Seeing the light: Tricking plants into growing

For plants to grow, they need three things: a place to grow and water and sun to nourish them. Without one of these three, the plant could suffer and, eventually, die.

But what if we could change all that? That’s the questions that researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison tried to answer—and the answer could […]

Is cooking food in the dishwasher considered safe?

I am pretty addicted to cooking shows, which is kind of ironic considering I have only mastered two recipes (homemade macaroni and cheese and dragon noodles). If you were to ever turn on my TV, or pay attention to my OnDemand habits, it’s all about food, food, food and more food. But in all that […]

Volcanic deposits studied for antibiotic use

It is the “big problem” that is currently on the United Nations’ World Health Organization’s (WHO) mind. The threat to public health, which could have “devastating” implications, has combined data from 114 countries to create a report that may change our world.

“The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and […]

Got (genetically modified) milk?

Researchers in Ireland are coming close to creating a type of milk that is unlike anything currently on grocery store shelves today. It’s nutritious and delicious—and it is made completely animal free.

While milks made from plants and other proteins (soy, almond, rice, for instance) are currently available, there is one defining element that makes […]

Save the environment through your refrigerator

As your mother has probably told you: eat your fruits and vegetables.

As the nutrition experts have told you: keep a divided plate, eating so many servings of not only fruits and veggies, but proteins, carbohydrates and more.

But maybe it isn’t just your health that everyone has been keeping in mind—but also the environment’s.

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Monday Mycotoxin Report, June 30

Back for another week — the Monday Mycotoxin Report. It’s your source for everything going on in the agricultural world: droughts, mycotoxin levels, crop growth and more. What are you waiting for? Watch the video below:

The rise of the organic farmer

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic farming “produces products using methods that preserve the environment and avoid most synthetic materials, such as pesticides and antibiotics.” The industry touts natural foods, using natural products, giving customers a sense of, well, nature in their foods as opposed to preservatives, additives and GMOs.

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The answer to world hunger is…

[ SPANISH ] By 2050, the world population is expected to top 9.6 billion people. Currently, the world sits at just over 7 billion. Most of the projected growth is predicted to be in developing countries, particularly on the continent of Africa. While the United Nations (UN) does say that world population growth has slowed […]