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California’s mega-farms have a dark side that could put our supply of fruits, vegetables, and nuts at risk

In the wake of a six-year drought, the region's mega-farms have begun to sink, and pumping groundwater has released toxic levels of arsenic into the water supply.

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.
Bill Gates speaking at an event in Washington, 2014.

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and other billionaires are betting on a bacteria that could change the way we grow food

An energy startup called Pivot Bio raised $70 million for its genetically modified bacteria, which helps cut down on the use of nitrogen fertilizer — a powerful source of environmental pollution.

Las Vegas has a new $30 million vertical farm that produces over a million pounds of produce every year — take a look

Oasis Biotech has invested nearly $30 million in the regional economy, created more than 100 jobs, and developed a sustainable model for local agriculture.

Las Vegas has a new $30 million vertical farm that aims to produce over 1 million pounds of produce every year — take a look

Oasis Biotech says it has invested nearly $30 million in the regional economy, created more than 100 jobs, and developed a sustainable model for local agriculture.
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.

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.

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.

After a $66 billion merger, Monsanto is disappearing — sort of

The German drugmaker and chemical company Bayer has finalized a $66 billion blockbuster deal to gobble up the agricultural behemoth Monsanto, but you wouldn't know it by the company's new name. On Monday, Bayer said it was dropping Monsanto's 117-year-old title.