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An experimental cotton plant is shown at a Texas A&M research facility on October 17, 2018.

A new kind of edible cotton could soon feed millions of people — if they’ll eat it

Texas A&M researchers have found a way to make cotton edible, and the US Department of Agriculture recently approved the genetically engineered plant.

One of the world’s largest banks has issued an alarming warning about antibiotic resistance — with big consequences for humanity

The use of antibiotics in meat production and other forms of agriculture could lead to antibiotic resistance, which is expected to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050.
Farmer John Duffy and Roger Murphy load soybeans from a grain bin onto a truck

Soybeans plunge to near their lowest level in a decade

Soybean prices fell to a near decade-low on Tuesday after data pointed to a larger-than-expected harvest and as the Trump administration escalated trade tensions with the China, the largest destination for American exports of the legume.

A venture capitalist and former Obama official are giving startups $30 million to fix a ‘crisis’ in our food system — and you can ap...

FoodShot Global is a new fund for researchers and startups solving problems in food and agriculture that stem from soil degradation. Venture capitalist Victor Friedberg, former Obama-administration official Sara Eckhouse, and former Rabobank North America CEO Rajiv Singh will lead the fund.
South Africa fans react after the 2010 World Cup Group A soccer match between France and South Africa at Free State stadium in Bloemfontein.

South Africa stumbles into a recession

South Africa's economic growth slowed unexpectedly in the second quarter, pushing the country into a recession for the first time since 2009.
A sow is seen inside Guangxi Yangxiang's high-rise pig farm at Yaji Mountain Forest Park in Guangxi province, China.

China is moving ahead with a huge robot farming pilot that could one day put many of the country’s 250 million farmers out of work

Millions of unproductive, polluting farms in China could be modernized through a new pilot for automated agriculture. With a rise in automated farming, China could experience greater yields and cheaper food production.

A Bill Gates-backed edible coating available at Costco could make avocados last twice as long — and it just got a $70 million boost

Apeel Sciences makes an invisible coating from plant molecules that acts as an edible barrier to oxygen, pests, and water. After the startup's avocados hit Costco and Harps Food Stores locations, it scored a $70 million investment. Dormer Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb also joined its board.

The fight over cultured meat is heating up, and Big Meat is demanding that Trump intervene

Of the two agencies who could regulate the brave new world of cultured meat, the FDA appeared to be leading the charge earlier this month. But now, the old guard of meat makers is going directly to President Trump to ask that the USDA — and not the FDA — is the one to oversee cultured meat.

‘It’s an incoherent policy’: Republicans blast Trump’s coming aid of farmers caught up in his trade war, but largely look the ...

"It’s an incoherent policy. They have incoherent solutions," Sen. Bob Corker said. "They have not even attempted to sit down with people and work it out."

China is using a cartoon soybean to win over the public in the US-China trade war

How much could President Donald Trump's trade war with Beijing cost American farmers? China's government has a cartoon soybean ready to explain.