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Garland West

What's in a name? In this case, quite a bit.

What's in a name? In this case, quite a bit.

Cell-based meat, an innovative protein, is being accepted as a viable component of a healthy, robust protein source. But what should we call it?

Food Production, Food Technology, Future of Food

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The Year in Food News: What To Know Before 2019

The Year in Food News: What To Know Before 2019

Trade disputes. Scientific debates. Food safety. Plenty of newsworthy food-related topics have made major headlines this year. Let’s look back and see where some of them stand before we enter 2019.

Agricultural Technology, Food Production, Food Regulations and Policy, Food Trade

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In the News: Glyphosate (again)

In the News: Glyphosate (again)

The science tells us that glyphosate is safe to use as directed. Farmers use it because it enables them to use less herbicide and practice no-till farming, which is beneficial for soil health. Why is it still making headlines as a "toxin" in our food?

Conservation, Food Production, Food Regulations and Policy, Food Safety, Soil and Crop Management

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FAO Reports an Increase in Hungry People Around the World

FAO Reports an Increase in Hungry People Around the World

The Food and Agricultural Organization has reported that the number of hungry people in the world is increasing rather than decreasing.

Food Regulations and Policy, Food Security

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In the News: European Court Hinders CRISPR Technology

In the News: European Court Hinders CRISPR Technology

The European Court of Justice recently ruled that CRISPR technology must undergo the same extensive regulatory approval process as GMOs.

Agricultural Technology, Food Production, Food Technology

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What is the Farm Bill -- and why should you care?

What is the Farm Bill -- and why should you care?

The Farm Bill affects the lives of all Americans, but many of us don’t even know about it. The Bill is comprehensive and can be difficult to understand. Here is what you need to know.

Food Regulations and Policy

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Let's Byte into Ag

Let's Byte into Ag

Big data and data analytics have the power to help create more efficient farming and a safer food supply chain.

Agricultural Technology, Food Production, Food Technology

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Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

Food waste is a major global problem. A significant portion of food waste occurs in our own kitchens. How can YOU help with this critical issue?

Food Production, Food Security

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Such a Waste!

Such a Waste!

What if, every day, you bought three bananas and threw one away? Approximately one-third of global food is wasted every year.

Food Production, Food Regulations and Policy, Food Security

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Do we need a Sugar Tax?

Do we need a Sugar Tax?

In an attempt to create healthier humans, government agencies on the local and global level have proposed a sugar tax. But, would a tax really benefit the health of Americans or is it simply a disguise to collect additional revenue?

Diet, Food Regulations and Policy, Health

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