posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM
In the wake of the outbreaks of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, or PRRS, USDA is making efforts to secure the health of the nation’s swine population through the development of new vaccines.
posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:14 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The World Food Prize Foundation on Wednesday took the bold step of awarding this year's prize to three pioneers of plant biotechnology whose work brought the world genetically modified crops.
The private nonprofit...
posted on May 4, 2012 at 7:32 PM
Midwest growers step up the pace of spring planting. Lawmakers ponder sweeping reforms in the next Farm Bill. And scientists advocate a multifaceted attack in the war on weeds. Market analysis with Don Roose.
posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (AP) - Purdue University scientists have won a $5 million federal grant to help corn and soybean farmers adapt to the various climate change scenarios global warming is forecast to bring in the coming decades.
posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Scientists say they're close to producing new "super varieties" of wheat that will resist a virulent fungus while boosting yields up to 15 percent, potentially easing a deadly threat to the world's food supply.
posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The widespread Internet posting of a letter by a retired Purdue University researcher who says he has linked genetically modified corn and soybeans to crop diseases and abortions and infertility in livestock has raised...
posted on December 23, 2010 at 1:12 PM
AMES, Iowa — The wind turbines that have been popping up across Iowa may be good for the corn and soybean fields that surround them, according to an Iowa State University researcher who collected data from fields around the turbines last summer.
posted on August 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM
LONDON (AP)— British scientists have decoded the genetic sequence of wheat — one of the world's oldest and most important crops — a development they hope could help breed better strains of the global food staple.
posted on May 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ditching its past cautious tone, the nation's top scientists urged the government Wednesday to take drastic action to raise the cost of using coal and oil to slow global warming.
posted on April 18, 2010 at 3:04 PM
Ultimately, viewer impression of Food, Inc may be shaped more by personal bias, than by the information in the program.
posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM
RICHMOND, Va (AP) — Some researchers say an age-old cash crop long the focus of public health debate could be used to help solve the nation's energy crisis, by genetically modifying the tobacco leaf for use as a biofuel.
posted on January 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM
LONDON (AP) — Call it pork in a petri dish — a technique to turn pig stem cells into strips of meat that scientists say could one day offer a green alternative to raising livestock, help alleviate world hunger, and save some pigs their bacon.
posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOISE, Idaho -- The University of Idaho says researchers have developed a computer program to help Pacific Northwest growers better choose herbicides to control weeds and prevent crop damage.
posted on June 12, 2009 at 8:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- An Ethiopian scientist who has helped to feed hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa has won this year's World Food Prize.
posted on March 13, 2009 at 8:03 PM
Millions of imported beetles have been deployed across the West to fight a tenacious Eurasian tree that clogs river banks and crowds out native vegetation.