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  • Protecting the U.S. Food Supply from Attack

    In the U.S., we enjoy one of the safest food supplies in the world. The FDA takes its responsibility to protect the U.S. food supply very seriously. And while we work diligently to prevent accidental contaminations, it’s also our duty to take measures to protect our food from those who[…]

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  • Trump’s Tariffs & How China is Responding

    President Donald Trump just imposed tariffs on hundreds of Chinese products — from X-ray tubes to incinerators. And Beijing is striking back by targeting U.S. soybeans, beef, seafood and other products.   Read more

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Agricultural

U.S.-Led Tariff War Inflicts Pain

A Florida boat builder absorbs $4 million in lost business and expects more pain. An Ohio pork producer is losing access to a vital export market and fears the damage will last years. A motorcycle shop near Cologne, Germany, wonders if it even has a future.   Read more

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Trump’s Government Overhaul Plan at a Glance

President Donald Trump’s administration is rolling out a plan to reorganize the federal government. Much of the overhaul will need approval from Congress. Here’s a look at some of the potential changes.   Read more

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Biotechnology

Could Agricultural Robots Replace Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is a herbicide that’s used to kill undesired plants. Pulling up plants, or “weeding,” does the same thing without chemicals, but it’s very labor-intensive. What if tireless robots could weed fields cheaply?   Read more

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Confession of an Anti-GMO Activist

Genetically modified crops have been vilified and banned, but the science is clear: They’re perfectly safe. And what’s more, the world desperately needs them.   Read more

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Precision Agriculture

Could Agricultural Robots Replace Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is a herbicide that’s used to kill undesired plants. Pulling up plants, or “weeding,” does the same thing without chemicals, but it’s very labor-intensive. What if tireless robots could weed fields cheaply?   Read more

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New York Apple Orchard Claims World First in Pollination by Drone

Dropcopter, a start-up company, used a hexacopter drone to spray pollen on five acres at the orchard.  Co-founder Adam Fine told the newspaper the company has previously pollinated almond and cherry orchards. Working with Beak & Skiff marked the first time a drone was used to pollinate an apple orchard[…]

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Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends

FDA Begins Process of Regulating Lab-Grown Meat

Lab-grown meat startups that rely on animal cells to produce beef, poultry and seafood products have caught the eye of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has begun the process of regulating the industry.   Read more

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