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The battle between the beef industry and Silicon Valley’s lab-grown meat startups is heating up

The US beef industry is looking to the federal government in its fight against "cultured meat" startups.

The $66 billion Bayer-Monsanto merger just got a major green light — but farmers are terrified

Bayer has won approval in the US to buy agricultural giant Monsanto. But many farmers are worried about what the consolidation might mean for them.
A wholesaler inspects beef carcasses that hang inside a refrigerated room at the Cibevial slaughterhouse in Corbas, France, May 4, 2016.

How eating meat creates a ‘dead zone’ the size of New Jersey in the Gulf of Mexico every year

Eating meat contributes to an ongoing ecological disaster in the Gulf Mexico, where sea life gets suffocated in a '"dead zone" the size of New Jersey.

Antarctica’s new greenhouse can harvest vegetables even when it’s -100 degrees Fahrenheit outside — take a look

The German Aerospace Center's greenhouse in Antarctica just completed a harvest of vegetables in extreme conditions.

ISIS made millions from taxes that it then used to run garbage collections and even a DMV

The group's highly-developed social systems and tax schemes helped expand their power, despite global military intervention.

A blockbuster gene-editing tool just got one step closer to overtaking GMOs

In its latest statement, the USDA said that it had no plans to regulate Crispr crops, a move that clears the way for a host of new foods like produce.

A new Monsanto-backed company is on the verge of producing the first fruit made with a blockbuster gene-editing tool that could revolutionize agricult...

Monsanto is going beyond GMOs and investing in the gene-editing startup Pairwise. The deal could herald the arrival of the first Crispr produce.
House Speaker Paul Ryan

Republicans made a huge mistake in their tax bill — and they’re scrambling to fix it

Republicans are trying to fix a massive "grain glitch" that was created in the tax bill, but a deal with Democrats isn't as easy as it looks.
A rendering of a robot bee, as seen in a short film by Polynoid.

Walmart has hinted that it’s building crop-pollinating robot bees

Like an episode out of "Black Mirror," Walmart has filed a patent for robot bees that could offset the decline of bee populations.