A roundup of news, reports, and research on agribusiness and related issues.
- Today’s special: Grilled salmon laced with plastic| TheFern.com
They did report that 82 percent of the samples tested had the particles in their muscles—so families who eat local seafood are getting plastic with their meal.
- The “eat less meat” movement is growing. Does it distort science? | NewFoodEconomy.com
The organic community, which has insisted for years that production practices matter, is finding its voice. That chorus is chanting: “It’s not the cow, it’s the how.”
- Big Ag wants a cut of booming fake-meat market | Reuters.com
The big agricultural firms are in part playing defense. Grain traders supply the world’s livestock farms with animal feed – a business that would suffer if fake meat sales rise at the expense of real meat.
- As Wind Energy Thrives, So Does Its Waste Problem| Harvestpublicmedia.org
While most of a turbine can be recycled or find a second life on another wind farm, researchers estimate the U.S. will have more than 720,000 tons of blade material to dispose of over the next 20 years.
The Chinese government issued tariff exemptions on 16 products, including shrimp, fish meal and cancer treatment drugs.