Food production
The food industry is a complex, global collective of diverse businesses that supply much of the food and food energy consumed by the world population. Only subsistence farmers, those who survive on wh...
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Illinois Community Helps Carl Bates, A Farmer With Terminal Cancer, Reap Harvest
You could say it was a cream-of-the-crop yield for a farmer and his family in rural Illinois. Carl Bates, a farmer in the close-knit community of Galva, was unable to reap his own harvest because of a...
Giant Pumpkin Breaks North American Record At Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival
A North American record is broken right here in Wisconsin! It happened at the Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival, and you can imagine the winner was pretty excited to be awarded alongside his humongous...
Mutant Plant Munches TNT, Could Help Solve Cleanup Problems
A new study suggests that a mutant variety of a cabbage relative thrives on TNT, pointing the way to a potentially elegant solution for millions of acres of contaminated land. The plant, Arabidopsis t...
Slower Melting Ice Cream In Pipeline Thanks To New Ingredient
Childhood memories of sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete, thanks to a new food ingredient. Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring protein that can be used t...
A Warm Dip Makes Tomatoes Flavorful
When Jinhe Bai, a research plant physiologist with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, tastes a tomato with his eyes closed, his taste buds aren’t electrified by something vibrant and flavorful as one migh...
Risk Of Food Shortages To Rise With Climate Change
A new report found that extreme weather in the coming decades will have an increasingly strong impact on global food supplies. The chances of food shortages and extreme price hikes could triple by 204...
Okay, Um, So, Uh, What Exactly Is All This Fuss Over GMOs?
There's a lot of talk about genetically-modified food. Here's a primer if you're not quite sure what the heck is going on.
Monsanto’s coming up with an alternative to GMOs
Sharpen your talons, Monsanto haters. Everyone’s favorite biotech company is cooking up a new GMO alternative, and it’s just begging to be crucified. The new technology, called BioDirect, is a kind of...
Pesticides: More Toxic Than Previously Thought?
Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed. A McGill research team reached this conclusion after looking...
Cutting Carbon Emissions Could Have Indirect Effects On Hunger
As many of the world’s nations prepare and implement plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say another critical factor needs to be considered. A new study has found for the first time tha...
The Solution To Feeding The World's Growing Population Doesn't Require Any Sunlight Or Soil
The world’s population keeps growing and we keep using up the Earth’s land to grow more food – so what happens when traditional agriculture can no longer meet the demands of all those hungry bellies? ...
Threats To Soil Productivity Threaten Food Security
In a review of recent scientific literature, the article, titled "Soil and Human Security in the 21st Century," outlines threats to soil productivity -- and, in turn, food production -- due to soil er...
South Africa’s first black diamond truffle discovered
Discovery on plantation ends farmer’s nine-year quest to cultivate one of the most expensive delicacies in the world
15 “Health Foods” That Are Really Junk Foods in Disguise
Are you eating any of these 15 so called "healthy foods"? 
Agriculture
Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture was the key d...
Agriculture - Wikipedia
Food processing
Food processing is the transformation of raw ingredients, by physical or chemical means into food, or of food into other forms. Food processing combines raw food ingredients to produce marketable foo...
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Outline of agriculture
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to agriculture:Agriculture – cultivation of animals, plants, fungi and other life forms for food, fiber, and other products ...
Illinois Community Helps Carl Bates, A Farmer With Terminal Cancer, Reap Harvest
You could say it was a cream-of-the-crop yield for a farmer and his family in rural Illinois. Carl Bates, a farmer in the close-knit community of Galva, was unable to reap his own harvest because of a...
History of agriculture
Agriculture involving domestication of plants and animals was developed around 12,000 years ago, although earlier people began altering communities of flora and fauna for their own benefit through oth...
History of agriculture - Wikipedia
A Warm Dip Makes Tomatoes Flavorful
When Jinhe Bai, a research plant physiologist with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, tastes a tomato with his eyes closed, his taste buds aren’t electrified by something vibrant and flavorful as one migh...
British Agricultural Revolution
The British Agricultural Revolution was the unprecedented increase in agricultural production in England due to increases in labour and land productivity that took place between 1750 and 1880, alth...
British Agricultural Revolution - Wikipedia
Livestock
Livestock are domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce commodities such as food, fiber and labor. This article does not discuss poultry or farmed fish, although these, especia...
Livestock - Wikipedia
Agricultural subsidy
An agricultural subsidy is a governmental subsidy paid to farmers and agribusinesses to supplement their income, manage the supply of agricultural commodities, and influence the cost and supply of suc...
Agricultural subsidy - Wikipedia
Horticulture
Horticulture is the branch of agriculture that deals with the art, science, technology, and business of plant cultivation. It includes the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, sprout...
Horticulture - Wikipedia
Agricultural policy
Agricultural policy describes a set of laws relating to domestic agriculture and imports of foreign agricultural products. Governments usually implement agricultural policies with the goal of achievin...
Genetic engineering
Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct manipulation of an organism's genome using biotechnology. New DNA may be inserted in the host genome by first isolating and copyin...
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Plant breeding
Plant breeding is the art and science of changing the traits of plants in order to produce desired characteristics. Plant breeding can be accomplished through many different techniques ranging from s...
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Food manufacture
Food manufacture is the process by which food is manufactured.
Early food processing techniques were limited by the available food preservation, packaging and transportation. Early food processing...
Food manufacture - Wikipedia
Electrical energy efficiency on United States farms
Electrical energy efficiency on United States farms covers the use of electricity on farms and the methods and incentives for improving the efficiency of that use. U.S. farms have almost doubled their...
Electrical energy efficiency on United States farms - Wikipedia