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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?

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Feeding the World: One Byte at a Time

The research that is underway at Cornell University’s Initiative for Digital Agriculture is – and will be – revolutionary. It will touch the lives of consumers every single day. Here’s how…

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CO2: The Greatest Fertilizer of All

More CO2 in the atmosphere means stronger, healthier plants. Yes, it is true, carbon dioxide is the perfect fertilizer for all things green. It helps the food we grow withstand drought and increases the yield per acre. Will rising CO2 put our food at risk?

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Is CO2 Putting Your Nutrition at Risk?

Do you count on rice and wheat as a significant source for your protein and minerals? Climate scientists have written that as CO2 increases, the nutrients in our food will decline. Is our diet at risk?

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

The Dirt: Yesterday, June 13th, the United States Senate met to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill. This bill affects the lives of all Americans, but many of us don’t even know about it. Furthermore, the Bill is incredibly comprehensive and can be difficult to understand. D2D...

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