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New Technology Spurs Consolidation in Seed Industry

Ernie "George" Goebel loads Dekalb corn seeds into the tanks on a planter mounted behind his John Deere tractor in 2007 near Luxemburg, Iowa. With the increase in demand for alternative energy some farmers have elected to switch to growing corn in order to produce the profitable ethanol fuel. In the nation approximately 90 million acres of corn are expected to be planted this season. (Photo by Mark Hirsch/Getty Images)
An Iowan farmer with Dekalb brand corn seeds, which is a Subsidiary of Monsanto, in this file photo. (Mark Hirsch/Getty Images)

The upper echelons of America’s modern agricultural prowess are betting that massive mergers will allow it to seize powerful new gene editing technologies to fuel much...

  • A meal at the vegan restaurant ‘L’Herbivore’ in Berlin. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Berlin Goes Vegan With ‘Butcher’ Shops, Singles’ Night

    Long the European capital of techno-driven nightlife, fastidious hipsterdom and low-cost party weekends, Berlin is adding another string to its bow as a vegan haven... Read more

  • Indian laborers plant rice paddy saplings at a field in Vaiyavur village near Chennai on April 20, 2016. Waste from the milling of white rice is the latest superfood to hit the U.S. market. (ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    How One Company Used an Enzyme to Turn Food Waste Into a Superfood

    For nearly a century, bran as a food ingredient has been solely within the purview of boring, high-fiber breakfast cereals like whole wheat bran flakes,... Read more

  • Cows eat hay at the Faria Dairy Farm in Escalon, Calif., in this file photo. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Understanding the Whole Cost of Cheap Milk

    It’s a ‘get big or get out’ economy for dairy farmers in America. It is a trend that gives pause as to what our landscapes are... Read more

  • Leftover pizza is most often still tasty, but it does tend to lose quite a bit of its crispy-yet-gooey texture magic. Roberta’s in Brooklyn, New York has a fix for that, and generously shares the reheating tip on its take out menu. (AOL Screenshot)

    Forget Microwave, Here’s How You Should Reheat Pizza (Video)

    2nd day pizza is most often still tasty, but it does tend lose quite a bit of its crispy-yet-gooey texture magic. Roberta’s Pizza in Brooklyn,... Read more


    Over 372,000 Pounds of Hot Dogs and Corn Dogs Recalled Over Listeria Fears

    Before you start your summer barbecue make sure to check the hot dog labels.  Bar-S Foods Company is recalling more than 372,000 pounds of chicken and pork... Read more

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    P.F. Chang’s Frozen Meals Recalled Over Possible Metal Fragments

    A recall has been issued for P.F. Chang’s frozen meals for possible presence of metal fragments, ConAgra Foods announced. There have been no reports of... Read more

  • Grocery market owner Ray Martinez at La Playa Market in Inglewood, Calif., on Nov. 1, 2012. Martinez opposed a GMO labeling proposal in California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Organic Industry at Odds Over National GMO Labeling Bill

    Congress has finally agreed on a national GMO labeling law, but anger and upset is raging across the country from those who feel the law’s... Read more

  • James Delafield, president of LAFAZA, a vanilla company, at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York. (Andrea Hayley/Epoch Times)

    4 Ethical Entrepreneurs Who Focus Their Businesses on Helping Others

    When food is grown locally it is easier to know how the food was grown, and if the producer is being treated fairly by the... Read more

  • Barnana was one of over 2,500 vendors at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York on June 26–28, 2016. (Andrea Hayley/Epoch Times)

    Banana Bites, Milk from Macadamias, and Fresh Juice Pops at NYC’s Fancy Food Show

    Those of you who are hungry for food that is both healthy, and sustainably produced, read on, because this dispatch from the Summer Fancy Food Show... Read more

  • Nature Valley Recalled Items (General Mills)

    General Mills Recalls Nature Valley Bars Over Fear of Listeria

    General Mills is recalling four flavors of Nature Valley bars over possible Listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on June 24... Read more

  • Brian Ogden checks a Tourmalet pressed sheep's milk cheese from the French Pyrenees mountains while he works at New York's Artisanal Cheese Center on Oct. 13, 2006.  (AP/Richard Drew)

    ‘Farm to Factory’ Conference Highlights Food Safety

    NEWBURGH—Michele Pfannenstiel explained the importance of food safety at the Mid-Hudson Valley Food Processing Conference: From Farm to Factory on June 18 in Newburgh. Her... Read more

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    Over Peanut Fears, Kellogg Recalls Snacks and Cookies Including Famous Amos and Keebler Items

    Kellogg is voluntarily recalling over 20 products of snacks and cookies because of possible peanut residue contamination, the company announced on June 13. The items... Read more

  • Exhibitor SproutsIO at the first inaugural Food Loves Tech innovation expo in New York on June 11, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Innovation Event Highlights Intersections Between Food and Technology

    The inaugural Food Loves Tech innovation expo over the weekend in New York showcased about 40 companies, many of them startups, but many readers may... Read more

  • Farm manager Andrew Casner at the 10,000 square foot Urban Farm developed by HELP USA in partnership with PROJECT EATS to provide fresh produce to HELP USA’s shelter cafeterias and its 6-8 week Culinary Arts Program which is available for shelter residents at Wards Island, June 11, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The American Dinner Plate Is Getting Greener

    There is a growing consensus among food and health policy leaders in America that transitioning to a plant-based diet is essential for our health, and that of... Read more

  • The Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md., on Oct. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    FDA Takes Too Long to Recall Products, Puts Lives at Risk: Audit

    An investigation found that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to force a recall of nut butter products that led to Salmonella, and cheese products that... Read more

  • (L) New London, Conn., students with healthy food in their school cafeteria. (R) Dan Gusti, founder of Brigaid, a company that aims to improve the quality of school cafeteria food by putting chefs in school. (Courtesy of Brigaid)

    How a Renowned Chef Plans to Transform School Cafeteria Food

    Dan Giusti left his job as head chef at one of the world’s top-ranked restaurants to volunteer for one of the most unglamorous cooking jobs... Read more

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