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The commercialization of gene-edited wheat in China will secure its food security. Pic: GettyImages/Ackert Bueckert

China approves safety of gene-edited wheat

By Gill Hyslop

The Chinese government has granted approval for the production of the country’s inaugural gene-edited wheat variety, a significant step towards the commercialization of genetically modified (GM) food crops.

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Agtech's ‘great reset’ continues, data reveals

By Oliver Morrison

PitchBook’s latest Q1 2024 Agtech Report indicates a market undergoing a correction, with the wheat being separated from the chaff. Some sectors are hotter than others, meanwhile.

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Can cows flip the climate narrative?

By Jane Byrne

Over the past five years, a research alliance has created tools for estimating the carbon footprint of grazing ruminant animals, and it has generated some surprising results.

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UV light signalling: the next frontier in plant science?

By Oliver Morrison

New Zealand-based BioLumic uses ultraviolet (UV) light to boost the growth, yield, and quality of various crops, including corn, soybeans, lettuce and cannabis. It is now bringing its tech to ryegrass in an attempt to manage the country’s notorious methane...

The price of butter keeps creeping up, why? GettyImages/Synergee

The price of butter keeps creeping up, why?

By Donna Eastlake

The price of butter has risen steadily in recent years, with a 18.5% year-on-year increase recorded in the EU wholesale market between 2023 and 2024. But why is this happening? And is it a permanent trend?