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The Future of Food National Geographic
Research to improve agriculture productivity using cutting-edge technology at the Danforth Center is featured in the October issue of National Geographic.
Collaboration Key to Innovation in the Life Sciences Laboratory Equipment
Considered to be at the forefront of microscopy technology in agriculture, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri supports education, industry and innovation under one roof.
Sustainability in the Age of Big Data Wharton
Coming to terms with the scope of big data is a challenge, but the promise is enormous. Big data has the potential to revolutionize the two industries that generate the most carbon dioxide — energy and agriculture.
NewLeaf Symbiotics Raises $17M Series B Round Dow Jones
NewLeaf Symbiotics, a St Louis, Missouri-based agricultural biotechnology company focused on the commercialization of beneficial plant bacteria, has closed a $17 million Series B round of financing.
The Debate About GMO Safety Is Over, Thanks To A New Trillion-Meal Study Forbes
Although there have been more than 2,000 studies documenting that biotechnology does not pose an unusual threat to human health and genetically modified foods are as safe or safer than conventional or organic foods, questions remain in the minds of many consumers. But we don’t need to depend on anecdotes to address these concerns any more.
When Scientists Give Up NPR
Federal funding for biomedical research has declined by more than 20 percent in the past decade. There are far more scientists competing for grants than there is money to support them. That crunch is forcing some people out of science altogether.
The Planet Needs More Plant Scientists The Scientist
The growing world population needs to eat, and it is past due that we elevate basic, translational, and applied plant research to the priority given to biomedical research, or more boldly, to defense.
U.S. Lemon Lovers Tasting Bitter Price Shock From Drought Bloomberg
At a time when big Midwest grain crops are contributing to lower global food prices, the lack of rain in the nation’s biggest agricultural state is boosting costs for fresh fruits. The USDA forecasts an increase of 5-6% this year, matching expected gains in meats and eggs.
Farming shows off its high-tech side at Ag Innovation St. Louis Business Journal
The annual event brings in startup founders and venture capitalists from around the world to St. Louis to discuss the latest technologies. But instead of talking about social media or ride-sharing apps, the crowd talks about how to grow the most food per acre, reduce environmental impact and use natural resources more efficiently.
Testing Future Conditions for the Food Chain The New York Times
A reliable food supply could no longer be taken for granted on a hotter planet but there is enormous potential for agriculture to adapt to climatic change, with shifts in farming practices and with improved crop varieties.
New study highlights need for increased innovation Ag Professional
A majority of U.S. consumers and farmers agree that farmers are responsible for feeding the world as the population continues to grow. In addition, farmers realize new technology and innovations are critical to achieving this goal.
Why Agriculture Technology is the Next Big Thing LinkedIn
There are challenges ahead to feed the Earth’s ever increasing population, however rapid advances in precision and predictive farming, big data and drone technology will provide farmers with the resources they need to increase supply to the required levels and attract more and more attention from the investment community. AgTech promises to be the next big thing.
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