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Agriculture

Deadly Superbug Outbreak in Humans Linked to Antibiotic Spike in Cows

ARS TECHNICA – Beth Mole, 23 August 2019: A deadly outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella that sickened 225 people across the US beginning in 2018 may have been spurred by

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Plant Growth Has Declined Drastically Due To Dry Air

NEW SCIENTIST – 14 August 2019, Donn Lu – A lack of water vapour in the atmosphere has caused a global decline in plant growth over the past two decades,

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Startup Uses Science To Make Cow’s Milk Without The Cows

(HUFF POST) – One Silicon Valley startup is making it just that little bit easier to lead a vegan or lactose-free lifestyle. California-based entrepreneurs Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi are

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Australia Plans New Co-Ordinates to Fix Sat-Nav Gap

(BBC NEWS) – Australia is to shift its longitude and latitude to address a gap between local co-ordinates and those from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Local co-ordinates, used to

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Vertical Farming: Eliminating Growing Seasons and Supporting Locals

(Reuters) – The world’s largest vertical farm aims to feed the masses in urban centers by controlling the pain points of agriculture and eliminating seasons and transport costs. Sharon Reich

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Monsanto, Microsoft to Invest in Agricultural Technology in Brazil

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – U.S. biotech company Monsanto Co and Microsoft Corp announced on Monday a partnership to invest in agricultural technology startups in Brazil. Monsanto will join a Brazilian

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How Squash Agriculture Spread Bees in Pre-Columbian North America

(SEED DAILY) – Using genetic markers, researchers have for the first time shown how cultivating a specific crop led to the expansion of a pollinator species. In this case, the

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