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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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VC investment

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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How can China sustain growth amid economic headwinds?

By Jane Byrne

China's economic landscape, long a focal point of global interest, is currently under scrutiny as signs of strain emerge across various sectors, notably impacting animal nutrition, health, and chemical industries.

The Alltech Agri-Food Outlook survey revealed that 65% of respondents identified the economy and soaring production costs as the primary factor influencing feed production. Following closely behind, dietary trends emerged as the second-most crucial factor. Photo credit: GettyImages/pidjoe

Anatomy of a fall in global feed production

By Jane Byrne

In a year marked by volatility, Alltech's Agri-Food Outlook for 2023 provides a comprehensive overview of the intricate dynamics shaping the feed production industry worldwide.

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Top 10 most read articles so far this year

By Jane Byrne

We delve into the diverse array of topics that have resonated deeply with our readers since January, shaping the discourse and informing perspectives on issues.

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Soybean markets continue to face pressure

By Jane Byrne

Soybean markets continue to face pressure as South American supplies enter the market, coupled with lingering concerns about long-term demand.

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Red Sea conflict sees shipping prices soar

By Jane Byrne

The escalation of military activity around the Red Sea is causing shipping prices on affected routes to skyrocket and global shipping capacity to tighten.

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Lab-grown meat startups target the pet food sector

By Michelle Perrett

The pet food market is becoming a target for cultivated meat; a small number of lab meat producers are targeting the sector, attracted by its volume growth, and commercial potential.