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Apr 09, 2013

Demon seeds: Searching for the planet's hottest pepper

In the ruthless world of hellfire chiles, nobody stays at the top for long. Behind marijuana, Superhot peppers have the potential to become the....More
Apr 08, 2013

GMO pickle claim leaves you scratching your head

A six-month study revealed that Monsanto-developed GMO cucumbers had resulted in total groin hair loss and chaffed “sensitive areas.” Arrrgh....More
Apr 07, 2013

Solutions to hunger in agriculture’s toolbox

We’ve likely all seen commercials on television asking for financial contributions to help feed hungry people around the world. The ads often....More
Apr 03, 2013

Wine market sparks gold rush in China

Despite counterfeits and market mayhem, China's wine door is wide open. The scramble is on for access to an exploding Chinese wine market and U.S....More
Apr 02, 2013

Roadkill a recipe of the bizarre and unexpected

Forget freegans or extreme eaters, Arthur Boyt, 73, is the roadkill version of Hannibal Lecter. There is nothing — absolutely nothing — he won’t eat....More
Apr 01, 2013

Stock market soars, while economy plods

The U.S. economy is stuck in neutral, but the stock market continues to soar. How?....More
Mar 29, 2013

Defense of biotechnology is personal

I will always support the right of dedicated scientists to pursue biotechnology or other scientific endeavors to meet the challenges mankind faces;....More
Mar 28, 2013

Biggest wine hoax in history reveals trade secrets

The genie is out of the bottle for the rare wine industry. The Koch-Greenburg case, combined with Rudy Kurniawan's trial of the century, are setting....More
Mar 27, 2013

GM crops evil, GM children OK?

China is surging ahead with a research project ultimately aimed at unlocking human intelligence. With little surprise, the swapping of human genes....More
Mar 25, 2013

Those who feed and clothe us

How many people take time to consider the efforts that some farmer or rancher took to assure that Americans enjoy an abundant, wholesome supply of....More
Mar 25, 2013

Whiskey is for drinking; agriculture water is for fighting

Author and humorist Mark Twain is given credit for the saying, “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting.” It is unknown if Twain....More
Mar 21, 2013

Farmscrapers are vertical farming on steroids

Farmscrapers may be billed as futuristic towers, but that is an understatement — the stunning designs look like an agricultural version of Blade....More
Mar 20, 2013

No science in far left opposition to GMO foods

Farm Press associate editor Chris Bennett wrote a nice blog on golden rice, which may soon be widely planted in the Philippines and Bangladesh. When....More
Mar 19, 2013

Honey bee robots coming to agriculture?

Could a robot honey bee actually pollinate an orchard or crop field? With a carbon fiber body and titanium wings, researchers say a mechanized honey....More
Mar 19, 2013

Time to remember those who feed and clothe us

I am privileged to know farmers. I am blessed to be able to tell their stories, empathize with their hardships and enjoy their triumphs. Today we....More
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