10 agriculture stories you should read today, Dec. 9

10 agriculture stories you should read today, Dec. 9

Evil wheat. Gumby in the vineyard. GMO backslider. Harvesting pee. Armed and stupid. Milk money rent. Leggo my pecans. And more.

 

1. Who Will Defend Wheat? [4]

Only 1 percent of Americans have celiac disease, yet flour consumption is at a 22-year low? ( [4]Businessweek [4]) [4]

2. Where are the Pecans? [5]

When 1.4 billion people in China, with no trees of their own, go pecan-crazy, the prices explodes. (Slate) [5]

3. Gumby in the Vineyard [6]

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) [6]

4. GMO Backslider [7]

Maybe he’s a GMO apostate, but producer Chris Huegerich is moving back toward conventional seed. (Modern Farmer) [7]

5. Harvesting Pee [8]

Who needs nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus fertilizers anymore? Amsterdam is using the power of pee to fertilize the city. (Inhabitat) [8]

Armed and Stupid

6. GMO War Escalates [9]

Retract and I will sue. Gilles-Eric Seralini is sticking by his GMO corn claims. (Forbes) [9]

7. Armed and Stupid [10]

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) [10]

8. Map My Wolf [11]

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) [12]

9. Milk Money [13]

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) [13]

10. Fake Meat Primer [14]

A timeline of the El Dorado quest for the perfect fake meat. (Mother Jones) [14]

 

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