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Rewilding farmland can protect biodiversity and sequester carbon, new study finds

Restoring ecosystems on just 15 percent of the world’s current farmland could spare 60 percent of the species expected to ...
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Viewpoint: We have a food-waste problem, but cutting meat consumption won’t solve it

Most commercial produce is bought and discarded within two days. It can't even be given to food shelters or homeless ...
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Goodbye gin and tonics? Invasive plant disease threatens juniper berries used to make gin

The gin industry, which is worth £3.2bn to the UK economy, has the potential to be devastated by an invasive ...
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‘Regenerative’ agriculture: Organic farming buzz word, or the path to sustainable food production?

The goal should be sustainability, not trying to advance an ideology ...
Viewpoint: There's nothing wrong with organic farming, but it's not the 'pinnacle of sustainability'

Viewpoint: There’s nothing wrong with organic farming, but it’s not the ‘pinnacle of sustainability’

Organic food sales in the United States reached $50.1 billion in 2019, up 4.6% from the previous year, according to ...
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‘Air-derived protein’? Biotech startups aim to challenge traditional farming with precision fermentation

Feeding the world with protein made from air or industrial exhaust with minimal use of water and land, and without ...
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Viewpoint: American agriculture could ‘unravel’ without major sustainability changes

Picture an ideal dinner plate. If you’re like most Americans, it features a hearty portion of meat, from animals fattened ...
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Gene-edited crops that ‘communicate with environment’ could launch next green revolution

Researchers at the Institute of Network Biology in Germany and their colleagues .... published a study in Nature showing that ...
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‘Greenwashing’: Does plant-based marketing mislead consumers about sustainability?

"Greenwashing” is the term used to describe the promotion of a product based on misleading claims of superiority to other ...
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Gene editing could help safeguard $400 million worth of wheat during coldest winter months

Up to $400 million worth of grain is lost during winter in Western Australia each year when cold conditions freeze ...
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Viewpoint: At $17/pound, vertically farmed vegetables are nowhere near sustainable

On [June 10] the city council of Jersey City, New Jersey [voted] on awarding a three-year, $1 million contract to ...
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Lab-grown crustaceans modeled after cell-based meats could be first alternative seafood to enter the market

In general, alternative seafood poses an enormous opportunity for investors. There’s huge potential for replicating the many types of seafood ...
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Regenerative agriculture boosts soil health but unlikely to slow climate change, report shows

Agriculture needs to close an 11-gigaton greenhouse gas (GHG) gap between expected emissions in 2050 and those needed to hold ...
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CRISPR could speed growth and increase disease resistance in farmed fish, boosting aquaculture sustainability

The potential of fish and shellfish production to feed a growing global population could be significantly enhanced through advances in ...
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Viruses that ‘turn off’ plant genes could help farmers battle herbicide-resistant weeds

A team of scientists from Rothamsted Research have successfully adapted genetic techniques developed for crop improvement to be used in ...
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Global GMO crop market worth more than $18 billion—expected to hit $37.4 billion by 2027

The global biotech crops market was valued at US$18.15 billion in 2018, according to Coherent Market Insights in their report released ...
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El Pollo Loco launches plant-based menu made from in-house, ‘non-GMO’ vegan chicken

El Pollo Loco is now offering plant-based chicken systemwide through its new Chickenless Pollo Taco and Burrito menu items, according ...
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Fungi-based ‘faux bacon’ sold out on Valentine’s Day—now it’s headed for a San Francisco butcher shop

This bacon is elusive. It doesn’t come from a pig. You can’t even buy it anymore. Maybe that’s because people ...
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USDA unveils initiative to halve US farming environmental footprint, boost production 40% by 2050

The world’s population is likely to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. The global agriculture sector will not only need ...