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El Siglo de Torreón

The increase of the population and the deterioration of the areas of cultivation, will make controlled agriculture like vertical farms, a solution to provide food in the cities of Latin America, said Gary Stutte, expert in space crops of the Agency of Aeronautics and the US Space (NASA).


An innovative technology would allow to control diseases and pests through endophytic microorganisms in vegetables. The information was released in Chillán, Chile, in a seminar called “Soil health in the production of Frutillas in the Ñuble Region” organized by Corfo, the regional ministerial secretary of Agriculture and INIA Quilamapu.

The Guardian

Soon, soybeans will be bred to yield stable oil without the addition of dangerous trans fats. Lettuce will be grown to handle warmer, drier fields. Wheat to contain less gluten. And pigs bred to resist deadly viruses. Someday, maybe even strawberry plants whose delicate berries can be picked by machine instead of by hand.

Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are launching, at the Latin American level, the Concursable Fund of the INNOVA AF Project, within the framework of the agreement between both organizations.

Universitat Politècnica de Valencia

One of the biggest risks for the food industry is the intoxication of the population due to the presence of pathogens in their products. These harmful elements can come from the raw material itself in the slaughter of the animal or from any point of the production chain, which is why it is necessary to perform various microbiological and cleaning controls.

Over-fertilization of agricultural fields is a huge environmental problem. Excess phosphorus from fertilized cropland frequently finds its way into nearby rivers and lakes.