Will Obama’s Ag Chief Wimpify the 2015 Dietary Guidelines to Please Big Meat?

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The industry’s new PR slogan: “Hands off my hot dog.” 

Harvard is Buying Up Vineyards in Drought-Ridden California Wine Country

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The university’s massive investment fund has invested millions in a parched growing region.

Scientists Just Found a Way to Make GMOs Much Safer

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Biotech researchers think they’ve found a way to keep modified genes from escaping into other organisms.

WATCH: Drought-Hardy Barley Could Save Your Beer

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Just in time for Oktoberfest, genetic research on barley could save a staple crop from drought… and keep the beer flowing.

CHART: How Climate Change and Your Wine Habit Threaten Endangered Pandas

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Global warming is shifting wine country straight onto sensitive habitats.

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