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Wasp control: Using one insect to control another

Whitefly is a well-known agricultural pest. It leaves a characteristic white gooey mess across plants and objects like cars. The white mess soon becomes a black mold. It seems that wasps might be a solution to push-back on whitefly.

New treatment against wheat viruses

A technology has helped wheat become resistant to viruses. The technology involves genetic engineering, although more environmentally sustainable options are possible in the longer-term..

Op-Ed: Russia considers limiting grain exports to lower domestic prices

Moscow - Severe drought in some areas has lowered Russia's grain yield by about 25%. This has raised prices within Russia prompting the government to consider ways of lowering prices.

Lead poison in China sickens 600, including over 100 children

Beijing - In China’s latest case of mass lead poisoning, at least 600 people have been sickened, including 103 children, from tinfoil processing workshops located in Zhejiang province in the eastern part of the country.

First grain, now beef prices affected

Canadians facing higher prices for products with grain can add beef to the list thanks to mother nature in western Canada.

Western Canada crop production affected by chilly weather

The Canadian Wheat Board foecasts that chilly weather in Western Canada is expected to drop major crop production in Western Canada by 20 per cent.

Op-Ed: Russia enters the food wars: The old collectives could be big business

Russians starved through the 90s, but the big money was busy gobbling up the old state assets. Now the food shortage and the good prices are attracting altruists from hedge funds and Moscow’s idealistic Ministry of Agriculture.

Whole Grain Diet Reduces Chronic Disease Risk

Diets with high amounts of whole grains may help achieve significant weight loss, and also reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a team of researchers.

Increased Ethanol Production Increases Food prices

As ethanol production increases so does the price of food

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Photograph showing the difference between wheat and goatgrass
Photograph showing the difference between wheat and goatgrass
Stevens County Noxious Weed Control Board

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