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agricultureSynthesized meat can be any meat so get ready for lab-grown Foie Gras

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Bill Gates and Richard Branson have invested in lab-grown meat companies. Beef production is very inefficient. It takes more than 38 pounds of feed and 1799 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of beef. Lab-grown meat requires 100 times …

agricultureUS-China in early stages of trade war

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Donald Trump slapped tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese imports. China has said that they will retaliate. China announced a 25 percent levy on U.S. pork imports — a heavy blow to Iowa, the top pork-producing state and …

agricultureUV light enhancement system boosts crop yield by 26%

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BioLumic, creators of the first ultraviolet (UV) crop yield enhancement system, today announced the close of $5 million in Series A financing. Led by top AgTech investors Finistere Ventures and Radicle Growth acceleration fund, with Rabobank’s recently launched Food and …

agricultureMassive study provided localized advice to boost crop yield and reduce fertilizer usage

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A decade-long study involved 21 million smallholders shows how evidence-based approaches could improve food security. More than 1,000 researchers across China worked with 65,000 bureaucrats and technicians at provincial or county agricultural agencies and with 140,000 representatives from agriculture businesses. …

agricultureProgress to more salt resistant rice

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87-year-old Chinese scientist Yuan Longping is developing a new high-yield strain of rice that grows in saltwater.A Swamps, bogs, and clay-like or salty coastal waters make up roughly a third of the total arable land in China. Growing rice in …

agricultureLab Grown Meat will be served in restaurants by the end of 2018 and it will be healthier

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Lab-grown meat products will be offered in a number of restaurants in the United States and Asia, starting with chicken nuggets, sausage and foie gras. There will be factory produced meat on store shelves by 2021. Initially a lab-grown burger …

agricultureRegions in southern hemisphere would be at risk desertification at 2-degree warming but difference on when it happens

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A 2 °C warming (one more degree than where we are today) would put 20-30% of the world at risk of desertification and drought by 2050. The regions that will be most affected by an average temperature increase are those located …

agriculture5% of farmland can be used for modified plants to cheaply remove 50% of atmospheric CO2

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Dr. Joanne Chory, of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and HHMI, believes she can modify plants to absorb 20 times more CO2. Chory just won a $3 million Breakthrough Science prize. She wants create new plant varieties that could …

agricultureChina spending $100 billion to start addressing severe water pollution

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China launched nearly 8,000 water clean-up projects in the first half of 2017 with a projected total investment of 667.4 billion yuan (US$100.2 billion). The projects were devised as part of a 2015 action plan to treat and prevent water …

agricultureChina making water tunnels 7 times longer than world’s longest to irrigate the desert

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China’s longest tunnel is the eight-year-old 85km Dahuofang water project in Liaoning province, while the world’s longest tunnel is the 137km main water supply pipe beneath the city of New York. Chinese engineers are testing techniques that could be used …