Could dung beetles boost food safety on the farm?

Food safety doesn’t start at the processing facility.

Farmers go to great lengths to protect their crops from invading pathogens. Recent years have seen outbreaks attributed to bacteria like E. coli deposited by passing wildlife (through their droppings) and runoff from nearby livestock feedlots, which can infect low-to-the-ground crops like broccoli and leafy greens. Though […]

Breeding a better peanut butter

A new variety of peanut, called OLé, could be healthier, have a longer shelf life, and be more resistant to disease in the field according to a team of researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Oklahoma State University.

But just how is all this possible? A recent article states that this […]