Agricultural Science

Farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest US

Aug 13, 2019

Researchers and farmers across the Southwestern U.S. are experimenting with drones, specialized cameras and other technology to squeeze the most out of every drop of irrigation water from the vital but beleaguered Colorado River

Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan

Aug 12, 2019

A newly released study says if Asian carp reach Lake Michigan, they probably would find enough food to spread farther

Union: Mulvaney comments confirm agency moves meant to cut

Aug 6, 2019

A federal employees union says recent comments by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirm the Trump administration's "grand strategy" to cut the federal workforce by relocating agency offices out of Washington

What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

Jun 14, 2019

Three new studies back up the common advice to limit processed foods, and offer some clues on why

'Sell By' or what? US pushes for clarity on expiration dates

Jun 6, 2019

U.S. regulators want to clear up the confusion around date labels like "Sell by" and "Best by."

Q&A: Trendy CBD rocks retail world, but does it work?

Apr 15, 2019

The marijuana extract CBD is turning up in cosmetics, foods and supplements, but the science and legal status around the compound remains hazy

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

Mar 29, 2019

Researchers say Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past 2 decades, shaving 5 years from life expectancy in some regions

US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon

Mar 9, 2019

Genetically modified salmon have cleared another hurdle to be sold in the U.S., but could still face legal challenges

Pompeo in Iowa touting Trump policies to farmers

Mar 4, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a mission to discuss trade but it's not to foreign customers it's with Iowa farmers who are struggling to survive low commodity prices and tariffs that have hurt sales

Food industry sway over public health gets new scrutiny

Jan 29, 2019

As obesity becomes a more pressing global problem, two reports in science journals call for stricter guidelines to limit the food industry's influence on public health

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