The Washington Post reported on gene editing technology.

The Los Angeles Times reported on Brazilian efforts to deregulate pesticides.

Food Safety News discussed FDA review of link between pet diet and heart disease.

Food Dive discussed a study on the cost of eliminating antibiotics in the beef industry.

Fresh Plaza reported on a USDA study estimating the costs to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.


AgWeb discussed current U.S. drought conditions.

The New York Times reported on the development of self-destructing plastic.

CNBC reported on rideshare technology aimed at reducing food waste.

The Economic Times discussed efforts by India and China to reduce farm subsidies of developed nations.

Reuters reported on the lifting of GMO ban for U.S. wildlife refuges.


Inside Retail discussed McDonald’s phase out of plastic straws.

Fortune reported on McDonalds and Starbucks joining to create a sustainable cup.

Food Business News discussed drought and hail impact on Kansas wheat crop.

Food Dive discussed a survey on consumer concern for animal welfare.

The New York Times reported on a new EPA rule on the use of scientific studies in rulemaking.


The Calgary Herald discussed McDonald’s decision to use certified sustainable beef.

The Seattle Times reported on a program to gather excess produce for those in need.

Forbes reported on the use of blockchain to track the global food supply chain.

AgCanada discussed hog and cattle future declines over trade war concerns.

Bloomberg discussed the impact of climate change on coffee beans.


On July 10, our Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation group blogged about the FAA approving a new UAS device for agricultural operations.

Agribusiness professionals are already proficient with a variety of federal regulations (USDA, EPA, etc.) but adding an unmanned aircraft system (“UAS”) into the business brings another agency into the mix – the Federal Aviation Administration – with its own set of regulations. In some scenarios this added regulatory burden may be worthwhile because UAS can be used to perform crop protection product (“CPP”) spraying operations (“spraying”) on crops more efficiently than manned aircraft, saving money for both farmers and consumers. Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (“Yamaha”) recently announced it has been granted an FAA exemption for its FAZER unmanned aircraft system (“UAS”) to be used for agricultural spraying. To read the full blog post please click here.


Fresh Plaza discussed new technology aimed at calculating cost of food waste.

CNBC reported on the impact of pork tariffs imposed by Mexico and China.

AgAlert discussed the status of the new farm bill. reported on the differences between the Senate and House farm bill.

The Seattle Times discussed the current status of the U.S. – China trade war.