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4 Top Biotechnology Books of 2015

Biotechnologists harness cellular and biomolecular processes as they develop products and technologies and products that improve lives. As the year comes to a close, here’s a look at four of… Read More

Kansas State University Responds to Biosecurity Research Safety Concerns

Last month, the USA Today revealed Kansas State University’s secret federal sanctions from repeatedly violating safety regulations in 2012 and 2013 at the Biosecurity Research Institute in Manhattan. According to… Read More

Crop Biotechnology Impact on Developing Countries Part 2

Since 1996, the net economic benefit of crop biotechnology at the farm level has been $133.5 billion. In a previous post, we asked Zintro experts to share their thoughts about… Read More

Crop Biotechnology Impact on Developing Countries Part 1

According to an annual report from PG Economics, farmers in developing countries can benefit from GMO crops, particularly corn, soybeans, cotton, and canola. The report–GM crops: global socio-economic and environmental… Read More

Food Safety and Supply Chain

Last month we heard from Zintro experts about food safety, an issue responsible for an estimated 2.2 million deaths according to the World Health Organization. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC),… Read More

Fracking Study Blames Faulty Wells for Water Contamination

According to a recent study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Texas community can expect to see water contamination conditions worsen because of nearby gas production. The… Read More

ABC Deals with Poor Economic Growth

Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. has set aside additional money to cover future bad loans, amid the country’s economic  slowdown. The lender has more retail customers than the entire population… Read More

Corn Output Up in the U.S.

The thousands of field inspections that took place last week during the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour found corn output in the U.S. will be 0.4 percent over the government’s… Read More

Success Story: Nicolas Takashima

Nicolas Takashima an agricultural engineer. He has 10 years of experience working in different areas, including marketing, CRM, commercial unit, new business, biofuel, commercial channel and agrochemicals: For my first… Read More

U.S. Government Launches Local Food, Local Places

Rising consumer interest in locally grown food has turned it into a $7 billion industry. Truck farming, or small-scale fresh fruit and vegetable production, has led to over 8100 U.S…. Read More

United Nations Environmental Assembly Meets in Kenya

Areas such as climate change, pollution, land degradation and access to water effect people all over the world, regardless of their country. The first United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in… Read More

Pesticide Use Increasing Among U.S. Corn Farmers

Corn farmers are becoming increasingly concerned that some insects are resistant to genetically modified versions of crops. As a result, the use of pesticides among U.S. farmers is surging. When… Read More

Online Mapping Tool Provides Sea Level Data

All U.S. coastal communities across the nation will soon be able to search their ZIP code for the potential risks of rising sea levels. Surging Seas is an online mapping… Read More

Record Crop Production in Canada to Affect Prices?

Statistics Canada estimates record-large crops of wheat and canola despite a late start to spring seeding. Statistics Canada released their November Production of Principal Field Crops report on December 4,… Read More

Biochemtex Opens Plant in North Carolina

Biochemtex, a global technology provider of specialized biofuels and renewable chemicals, plans to invest approximately $200 million in its new cellulosic biofuels plant in Sampson County, North Carolina. According to… Read More

Congress Supports Proposed Cut in Farm Subsidies

A proposed $100 million-a-year cut in crop insurance subsidies has the support of both houses of Congress. The House of Representatives has endorsed a decrease in the amount of money… Read More