The Food and Drug Administration this summer detected cyclospora parasites on cilantro grown in the U.S., in what appears to the be first time a domestic product was identified as the source of the parasites.
J.R. Simplot Company on Monday announced a licensing agreement with DowDuPont Inc., MIT & Harvard, developers of the nascent gene editing technology. Simplot is the first agricultural company to receive such a license.
Research at the University of Florida on citrus greening disease isn’t focused solely on helping trees fight the disease. Researchers also are attacking the source: the Asian citrus psyllid that spreads the disease.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is calling out a recent ruling in the European Union that puts products from new “gene editing” methods such as CRISPR in the same category of all techniques for GMOs.
California’s drought is worsening, and blazes have charred more acres in the first six months of this year than they did in the same period in 2017, a year that ultimately set records for destruction and deaths.