|Feds to Complete Purchase of Maine Blueberries|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 7/27/2016. By Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press - In the face of industry pressure, the federal government is spending up to $4.4 million to complete a plan to help Maine's blueberry industry by buying surplus crop.
|The movement to free hens from cages may be going global|
The Washington Post - 7/25/2016. By Karin Brulliard - Dozens of American restaurant chains, supermarket chains and dining service companies have committed in the last two years to ending their use or sales of eggs laid by caged hens. On Monday, one of the world’s largest food service suppliers, Paris-based Sodexo, upped the ante, saying it would switch to cage-free eggs in all its global operations by 2025.
|Could CRISPR Gene Editing Change the Future of Ag?|
Civil Eats - 7/25/2016. By Jesse Frost - Up until recently, a genetically modified organism was one that had its genetic materials engineered. Now, a new technology is completely blurring the line. It’s called gene editing, and it involves “turning off” or deleting genes from a plant’s genome, as opposed to moving genes from one species to another.