1. Who Will Defend Wheat?

Only 1 percent of Americans have celiac disease, yet flour consumption is at a 22-year low? (Businessweek)

2. Where are the Pecans?

When 1.4 billion people in China, with no trees of their own, go pecan-crazy, the prices explodes. (Slate)

3. Gumby in the Vineyard

Blow-up tube men are dancing in vineyards. When the U.S. fruit industry loses millions in profit to birds each year, any scarecrow will do — even an inflatable one. (Wall Street Journal)

4. GMO Backslider

Maybe he’s a GMO apostate, but producer Chris Huegerich is moving back toward conventional seed. (Modern Farmer)

5. Harvesting Pee

Who needs nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus fertilizers anymore? Amsterdam is using the power of pee to fertilize the city. (Inhabitat)

Armed and Stupid

6. GMO War Escalates

Retract and I will sue. Gilles-Eric Seralini is sticking by his GMO corn claims. (Forbes)

7. Armed and Stupid

Forget cow-tipping excursions in the dark of night, two Nevada idiots went out and shot a cow in the neck … and then they came back and sawed off a hunk of hindquarter. All in a night’s boredom. (Elko Daily Free Press)

8. Map My Wolf

Cattle ranchers are tracking wolves with GPS. Leisa Hill’s family grazes 1,300 head of cattle and knowing where the wolves are makes her day much easier. (The Spokesman-Review)

9. Milk Money

Farmer Michael Buck has built a Middle Earth-looking house from scrap for $150. He’s renting it out — and collecting the fee in milk. (Daily Mail)

10. Fake Meat Primer

A timeline of the El Dorado quest for the perfect fake meat. (Mother Jones)

 

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