10 agriculture stories you should read today, Oct. 7

10 agriculture stories you should read today, Oct. 7

The land-grabbers. The roadkill ghoul. Wear your computer. Superlettuce. Wine without the work. The donkey rebellion. Corn, not glass. Tastes like chicken?

 

1. The Honey Launderers: [3] Peeling back the layers on the largest food fraud in U.S. history. (Businessweek)

2. Wear Your Computer: [4] Wearable computers are primed to make steep inroads into farming. (SEFP)

3. Glass Gem Corn is All the Rage: [5] Those aren’t colored glass beads — they’re specially bred ears of corn and demand is exploding. (Daily Mail)

4. Tastes Like Chicken? [6] How one company created a lab meat that has the texture of real flesh. (Wired)

5. Wine Without Work: [7] A home overlooking fields of lush vineyards, with a cellar full of coveted bottles. Less appealing: actually owning and maintaining a winery. (Wall Street Journal)

 

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6. The Roadkill Ghoul: [9]Arthur Boyt relishes roadkill. He boils badgers, loves Labrador, and eats weeks-old carrion. He loves his roadkill — wayyyy too much. (Spiegel)

7. The Donkey Rebellion: [10] Egyptian farmer arrested after marching his donkey around town with the army chief’s name on it. (Washington Post)

8. Superlettuce: [11] Plant lettuce in the desert? No prob. (Modern Farmer)

9. The Land-grabbers: [12] Coke, Pepsi, farmland, Oxfam, and the poor. Claims and counterclaims are flying. (The Independent)

10. Corn Woes: [13] Goss’s wilt has swept across the Corn Belt, cutting some farmers’ corn yields in half, and it is still spreading. (New York Times)

 

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