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Some Urban Farmers are Going Vertical

New York company, Square Roots, is one of the latest firms to join the expanding industry of high-tech indoor, or so called vertical, farming.

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Making the international trade in plants and seeds a safer venture

By proposing standard approaches to risk assessment and testing, the new standard will help harmonize how countries deal with the complexities of the international seed trade, thereby facilitating trade in seeds — valued at some $US 12 billion annually — while ensuring such shipments safeguard food supplies for a growing[…]

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House Bill on EPA Science Board Heads to the Senate

By Rachel Leven A House-passed bill that would change the makeup of a board that offers scientific advice to the EPA may face better odds in the Senate than a previous version last session. The EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 1431), sponsored by Rep. Frank Lucas[…]

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