CRISPR technology deletes segments of an organism’s own genome to engineer the expression of a particular trait.
Investment in food and agriculture technology startups reached $4.6 billion in 2015. The leading driver of that growth was investment in drones and robotics.
A new UCLA report shows that combinations of commonly used pesticides can create toxic cocktails that increase health risks.
A new food pantry database is connecting about two thousand food banks and partner agencies to ensure food donations end up getting used.
Imagine your fancy multi-vitamin goes generic. Then the local university adds in extra vitamins that are particularly important for people living in your area.
So far, USDA has spent $430 million on the system, a project known by the acronym MIDAS for Modernize and Innovate the Delivery of Agricultural Systems.
The people pushing insect cuisine make compelling arguments. They say insects are high in protein and calcium, and they’re easier on the environment.
In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.
A team of Purdue University researchers have developed a technology that detects salmonella more quickly than current methods.
Many poultry shows have been canceled. What this could mean for Jana Wilson's rare chicken breeds. Flan with Seth Elgar. And, farm chemicals and cancer rates.
Huge companies and start-ups alike are investing in technology designed to support and improve agriculture and, in the process, they’re creating new jobs.
Elite-cattle breeders and commercial beef and dairy producers use embryo transfer to reproduce dozens of calves a year from their genetically superior heifers.
For Judy Wicks, running a restaurant was more about doing right by her community than about profits. Salmon croquettes on the menu. Local food goes high tech.
Packaged foods are designed for taste, not health, and the nutrition labels don't tell you the whole story.
When asked if Dick Humes thought picking corn by hand was in his blood, he laughed and said, of course. “It’s an art. A dying art."
A United Nations Report found that in developing countries, more than 40 percent of food waste happens on the farm or in the processing part of the food chain.
Taxi service Uber has launched a speedy food delivery service in Santa Monica.
The amendment has become a hot button issue. On one side: commodity groups. On the other: animal rights groups.
Farmers often treat sick cows with antibiotics, but no one wants to ingest any medicine with their cold glass of milk.
New York is the latest in a growing list of cities using social media to sleuth out food borne illness outbreaks.