1. Maze Money: Corn mazes have gone big business across the U.S. (Modern Farmer)

2. Water, Water, Nowhere: Fantastic aerial photos show the unquenchable quest for water and how it shapes the landscape. (Daily Mail)

3. Between Badgers and Gun Barrels: TB or not TB? Despite weeping and gnashing of teeth, the badger cull goes on. (WFP)

4. GMO OMG: When a film on GMOs includes the director’s kids running in a corn field wearing gas masks — you know the cards are marked. (The New Yorker)

5. Horses are Vicious Animals? The U.S. courts get even crazier. (WaPo)

 

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6. Tech Giant turns to Strawberries: Sharp is hoping strawberries will help rebuild its fortunes. (AJW)

7. Glass of Wine with a Biodiesel Chaser: A little wine in the biodiesel vat is a good thing. (Lab Equip)

8. Dumping Tobacco for Stevia: The warehouses may smell of tobacco, but they’ll soon be filled with stevia — a $58-billion market. (Businessweek)

9. Deep Chill in Arctic Seed Vault: An Arctic island, relatively devoid of life, is the gatekeeper of agricultural preservation. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault serves as a master backup for approximately 1,400 seed banks across the globe. (Aeon)

10. No. No. No. Viagra Overdose: Doctors were left with little choice but amputation after a farmer went Viagra wild. (Irish Independent)

 

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