A huge organic farm that’s backed by General Mills is facing accusations that it’s doing more environmental harm than good. The project shows the difficulties of delivering on green promises.
— Read on www.npr.org/2021/05/03/989984124/a-giant-organic-farm-faces-criticism-that-its-harming-the-environment
You’ve heard it before on SAIFood: Canada’s plant breeding sector is facing regulatory barriers to innovation. Today’s blog provides further evidence. Why
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/04/30/blocking-innovation-how-canadas-novel-plant-breeding-rules-hinders-progress-in-food-production/
Colorado-based harvest automation start-up Tortuga has completed a $20 million Series A funding for its strawberry picking robots.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/04/26/u-s-strawberry-harvest-robot-start-up-raises-20m/
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is extending deregulation to Simplot’s potato variety developed using genetic engineering.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/04/26/usda-deregulates-simplots-genetically-engineered-potato/
European Union (EU) agricultural scientists are in a bit of a pickle. I’m not sure to what extent it is one of their own making or how much it was imposed
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/04/29/organic-farming-has-a-sustainability-problem-and-now-the-eu-is-in-a-dilemma-of-their-own-making/