The time-honored tradition of crossbreeding plants to get the best traits is no longer the primary way science is done. Now, we harness the power of Big Data.
Fewer farmers are responding to USDA surveys, which could throw off data, leaving farmers to fend for themselves when making choices for their businesses.
A much-anticipated portable device for detecting gluten in food has hit the market.
Drones are seen by many as part of the next generation of “precision agriculture” tools. Here are five ways drones are already impacting the food system.
The company envisions customers picking up whatever they want, then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.
Large companies can influence Congress, and some fear that the fewer companies there are in a given sector, the more likely they are to get their way.
Kansas Water Office is teaming with farmers to demonstrate that new irrigation methods can reduce the demand on the Ogallala Aquifer without sacrificing yields.
Rural towns like Brookfield, Missouri are trying to sell businesses on their assets, including a ready workforce, central location and affordable land.
South Korea’s RFID garbage metering system has reduced food waste by hundreds of thousands of tons over the last few years.
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.