TerraVia burns the boats and sets off for the Land of Übernutrition

At the outset of his historic Conquest, Cortés gathered the men and burned the boats. As TerraVia jettisons its break-out industrial product line and...

Cows Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Emit Stones

This month in Finland, a team of intrepid researchers herded one thousand European cows one-by-one into a glass “metabolic chamber” to measure their methane...

USDA says edible food packaging just a few years away

Edible food packaging based on the milk protein casein will be on store shelves within three years, according to USDA researcher Peggy Tomasula. Tomasula and...

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Precision farming data offers archaeologists new insights

In the United Kingdom, a University of Bristol study suggests that developments in precision farming could yield data of great use to archaeological research,...

New USDA school meal rule brings back low-fat flavored milk and bread flexibility

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the new School Meal Flexibility Rule that makes targeted changes to standards for meals provided...

Soil health gets $9.4M vote of confidence

In Washington, D.C., The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan support in the 2014 Farm Bill, announced a $9.4...