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A sow is seen inside Guangxi Yangxiang's high-rise pig farm at Yaji Mountain Forest Park in Guangxi province, China.

China is moving ahead with a huge robot farming pilot that could one day put many of the country’s 250 million farmers out of work

Millions of unproductive, polluting farms in China could be modernized through a new pilot for automated agriculture. With a rise in automated farming, China could experience greater yields and cheaper food production.

A Bill Gates-backed edible coating available at Costco could make avocados last twice as long — and it just got a $70 million boost

Apeel Sciences makes an invisible coating from plant molecules that acts as an edible barrier to oxygen, pests, and water. After the startup's avocados hit Costco and Harps Food Stores locations, it scored a $70 million investment. Dormer Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb also joined its board.

The fight over cultured meat is heating up, and Big Meat is demanding that Trump intervene

Of the two agencies who could regulate the brave new world of cultured meat, the FDA appeared to be leading the charge earlier this month. But now, the old guard of meat makers is going directly to President Trump to ask that the USDA — and not the FDA — is the one to oversee cultured meat.

‘It’s an incoherent policy’: Republicans blast Trump’s coming aid of farmers caught up in his trade war, but largely look the ...

"It’s an incoherent policy. They have incoherent solutions," Sen. Bob Corker said. "They have not even attempted to sit down with people and work it out."

China is using a cartoon soybean to win over the public in the US-China trade war

How much could President Donald Trump's trade war with Beijing cost American farmers? China's government has a cartoon soybean ready to explain.

Incredible photos of New York City when it was covered in farmland

Before Manhattan formed its grid, its residents raised hogs and chickens. The Museum of the City of New York reveals what NYC looked like as farmland.

Soybeans plunge to fresh lows as Trump’s trade war persists

Soybean prices dropped to a near-decade lows Friday as President Donald Trump showed no signs of backing down on threats to impose $200 billion worth of additional tariffs on China, the world's largest soy importer.

A battle is brewing over the future of meat, and it could mean the US fumbles on a revolutionary new market

The race among startups to create the first meat without slaughter needs a referee, and there's a battle raging over who it will be. In a letter, congressmembers said they were upset that the USDA was not included in an FDA meeting on clean meat. The controversy could prove too much for startups.

Soybeans jump from near decade-lows as US-China trade battle heats up

Soybean prices rose more than 2% on Friday after President Donald Trump followed through early Friday with tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, prompting in-kind retaliation from the world's largest soy importer.
Crop One Holdings' vertical farm in Massachusetts.

Dubai is getting the world’s largest vertical farm — and it will grow produce for the world’s largest international airport

Crop One, a Silicon Valley food startup, and Emirates Flight Catering, one of the world's largest airline catering operators, are building an indoor farm that will produce three tons of greens daily. The crops will be used for in-flight meals for 105 airlines at Dubai International Airport.