U.K.'s countryside losing its green

Sep 20, 2010
The U.K.'s budget cuts could threaten the upkeep of the countryside's picturesque hedgerows.
Posted In: Agriculture

Genetically modified food v. World hunger

Sep 20, 2010
A "superfish" type of salmon may be served for dinner soon, if the FDA approves Aqua Bounty's genetically modified salmon. Critics don't buy Aqua Bounty's argument that genetically modified food will solve world hunger and food shortages.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Commodity prices spiking

Sep 16, 2010
Cocoa beans to corn, commodity prices are on the rise. This is good news for investors who are looking for another place to put their money instead of the stock markets. But it's bad news for companies, particularly small businesses, who need to figure out how to balance costs and profits.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food, Investing

Corn syrup v. Corn sugar?

Sep 14, 2010
This final note today, one that pretty much writes itself, to be honest with you. The Corn Refiners Association has just about had it with the...
Posted In: Agriculture, FDA, food and drink, semantics, sugar

MID-DAY UPDATE: About those taxes...

Sep 8, 2010
President Obama does not want tax cuts for the rich to be extended....
Posted In: Agriculture, bp oil spill, internship, mid-day update, mortgage, politics, sustainability, tax cuts, Taxes, technology

Food price surge may not lead to chaos

Sep 3, 2010
Food riots are starting to break out with the spike in food prices -- particularly wheat -- like the last time food costs jumped two years ago. Will the wheat shortage cause a repeat of the unrest two years ago?
Posted In: Agriculture

Russia extends ban on grain exports

Sep 3, 2010
Russia has announced it will continue to ban grain sales to other countries well into next year. Peter van Dyk reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Twitter makes for better commodities trading

Sep 2, 2010
This final note today. Another in our continuing series of me getting my head around how Twitter can actually be useful sometimes. I saw an...
Posted In: Agriculture, technology

Scientists crack wheat's genetic code

Aug 27, 2010
British researchers have successfully mapped the genetic makeup of wheat. The BBC's Rebecca Singer reports now on how the scientific breakthrough could help wheat farmers worldwide.
Posted In: Agriculture

On the lookout for cattle rustlers

Aug 25, 2010
Someone -- or some group -- is stealing cows from the Oregon backcountry, and ranchers and law enforcement are scrambling to protect their herds and catch the thieves.
Posted In: Agriculture, Crime