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The USDA finally gave a deadline to GMO labeling.

A new rule requires GMO products to be labeled by 2022, and some food companies are rejoicing

The USDA just announced that food companies will have until 2022 to label their GMO crops.

Trump just signed a law that could spark a boom for the $1 billion marijuana-linked CBD industry

The newly-signed US Farm Bill legalizes hemp, a plant almost identical to marijuana and a prime source of the highly touted wellness ingredient CBD.
Renter's insurance is a worthwhile financial investment, according to one expert.

6 simple ways to invest your money that you probably haven’t thought of, according to financial experts

Financial experts detail six worthwhile forms of financial investment that might fly under your radar.
Sara Menker at the 2018 New York Times Dealbook in November.

This entrepreneur left Wall Street to count the world’s calories. Now she’s warning of a global food disaster equal to the financial crisi...

Entrepreneur Sara Menker traded in her Wall Street gig to solve the world's mounting food crisis.
US President Donald Trump participates in a round-table discussion with business leaders at Northeast Iowa Community College on July 26, 2018 in Peosta, Iowa.

Farm bankruptcies are surging as Trump’s trade war drags on

As President Donald Trump ramps up protectionism with trading partners, an increasing number of farms in the Midwest are struggling to stay afloat.

The turkey you’re about to eat weighs twice as much as it did a few decades ago

Today's turkeys are a lot bigger — more than double the size — and faster-growing than the birds your parents or grandparents ate.
An experimental cotton plant is shown at a Texas A&M research facility on October 17, 2018.

A new kind of edible cotton could soon feed millions of people — if they’ll eat it

Texas A&M researchers have found a way to make cotton edible, and the US Department of Agriculture recently approved the genetically engineered plant.

One of the world’s largest banks has issued an alarming warning about antibiotic resistance — with big consequences for humanity

The use of antibiotics in meat production and other forms of agriculture could lead to antibiotic resistance, which is expected to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050.
Farmer John Duffy and Roger Murphy load soybeans from a grain bin onto a truck

Soybeans plunge to near their lowest level in a decade

Soybean prices fell to a near decade-low on Tuesday after data pointed to a larger-than-expected harvest and as the Trump administration escalated trade tensions with the China, the largest destination for American exports of the legume.

A venture capitalist and former Obama official are giving startups $30 million to fix a ‘crisis’ in our food system — and you can ap...

FoodShot Global is a new fund for researchers and startups solving problems in food and agriculture that stem from soil degradation. Venture capitalist Victor Friedberg, former Obama-administration official Sara Eckhouse, and former Rabobank North America CEO Rajiv Singh will lead the fund.