The Weekly Links
New Pairs of Compounds May Help Tree Nuts Fight Fungal Foe
Some crunchy, good-for-you tree nuts like almonds and pistachios are vulnerable to attack by a troublesome mold known as Aspergillus flavus. USDA scientists in Albany, Calif., are fighting back.
South Denver suburbs preparing to end reliance on super-deep wells
South metro suburbs, worried about a slowing flow of underground water, are hunting for renewable surface water, drawn from streams and rivers.
Regulators grow increasingly worried about steep cropland prices
Regulators in America were criticized for doing too little about the country’s housing bubble. Now they face an early test of whether lessons have been learned: a farmland boom.
Foot and mouth disease the ultimate agroterrorism threat
“We know that terrorist groups are interested” in using unconventional agents against the food and agricultural sector.