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Beyond CEO on Soy Fears: Men, You Will Not Grow Breasts

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May 7, 2013
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Ethan Brown, Founder & CEO, Beyond Meat, shares the future of engineered plant proteins and meat. Brown is in conversation with Robert Capps, Deputy Editor, WIRED.


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Argentina Creates Drought-Resistant Gene for Crops

Argentina Creates Drought-Resistant Gene for Crops

AFP (Apr. 28, 2012) — Argentina's farmers cannot roll back climate change -– but with a new biotech advance which allows crops to survive in hot, dry climes, they may not need to. One team has found that transferring a sunflower gene into cereal crops like corn and soy can help them to survive longer without water, and even make them more productive. The discovery is being touted as Argentina's next genetically modified "miracle" -- for better and for worse.
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Connecticut Gets Closer to Producing Medical Marijuana

Connecticut Gets Closer to Producing Medical Marijuana

TheStreet (May 9, 2014) — Advanced Grow Labs is one four companies licensed to cultivate medicinal marijuana for the state of Connecticut. Managing Partner David Lipton took TheStreet's Debra Borchardt for a tour of the facility. Advanced Grow Labs has spent two years and six million dollars to get the necessary approvals, find a space and begin construction. The company needed a willing landlord, plus a welcoming town, which it found in West Haven. They expect to have product by year end. Video provided by TheStreet
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On Location: The Dark Side of Paraguay's Agricultural Boom

On Location: The Dark Side of Paraguay's Agricultural Boom

GlobalPost (Mar. 10, 2013) — Paraguay's economy has seen record growth, as it's agricultural production soared. It's now the fourth largest exporter of soy and exports more beef than Argentina. But rapid expansion of agro-industry has lead to deforestation and deadly land conflicts.
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How Ford and Heinz Will Make Cars Out of Tomatoes This Summer

How Ford and Heinz Will Make Cars Out of Tomatoes This Summer

TheStreet (June 10, 2014) — Ford and Heinz are teaming up to find a new use for tomatoes: car parts. Together, the automaker and food processing company plan to fund research to explore the use of tomato fiber as a sustainable bio-plastic material for use in vehicle manufacturing. Researchers are currently testing the durability of dried tomato skins for use in wiring brackets within the hood or as a storage bin in the center console. Use of the food processing byproduct would fulfil Ford’s goal of reducing the use of petrochemicals in its manufacturing process. Already, Ford has integrated the use of other recycled and bio-based materials including coconuts, cotton, rice hulls and soy. Video provided by TheStreet
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