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Phys.org

Farmers spend a lot of time and money controlling weeds and other pests, and often have to turn to chemical fumigants to keep the most destructive pests at bay. Farmers also wrestle with what to do with low-value byproducts of crop production, such as skin, seeds and hulls from fruit, vegetable and nut processing.

IICA

A regional cooperation project coordinated by Argentina and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) will allow for strengthening the beekeeping industry in Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Wageningen University & Research

Shouldn’t low-alcohol beer taste just as good as normal beer? In a recent publication, Richard Notebaart of Wageningen University & Research and Rodolphe Barrangou of North Carolina State University describe their research into CRISPR-Cas techniques in order to improve the fermentation processes of foods as well as the food safety of dairy products.

Brand Packaging

Every year, nearly 430,000 tons of cocoa shells, a by-product of the cocoa production process, are not utilized around the world. 

EURACTIV

Over 18 million people across the EU were employed in the bioeconomy in 2015 – mainly in the agriculture, food and beverage sectors, according to the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

Bio Market Insights

Coffee recycling company bio-bean has secured £4 million in equity funding with the help of investment bank ClearlySo. According to bio-bean, the funding round will be able to help the company to launch new product lines and expand internationally.