The Hill: This Thanksgiving highlights the need for agriculture innovation

This Thanksgiving, even as many people prepare to spend a day with family and friends reflecting on our blessings over a bountiful table, avoiding thoughts of our global food system’s compounding challenges is becoming increasingly difficult. The serious discussions around COP27, the ongoing impact of the war in Ukraine, this year’s cadence of concerning U.N. climate reports — it’s a lot to take in.

Agriculture is currently responsible for more than 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. alone. Most farmers are committed to conservation, while few businesses are as dependent on natural resources. But there is only so much they can do to personally to battle climate change with the tools they have historically had access to.

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Reuters: Australian Trial of Gene-Edited Wheat Aims for 10% Bigger Yields

The groundwork for a major trial of gene-edited wheat has begun in Australia, where a state company is growing hundreds of varieties it says could be up to 10% more…


BBC News: How Crops Are Being Disaster-Proofed

Gene editing has already developed in leaps and bounds. But one young seed-design company that wants to take the technology even further is Inari. Read the full article on


Bloomberg: Massachusetts Startup Inari Raises Equity at $1.65 Billion Value

Massachusetts agtech startup Inari Agriculture Inc. said it raised $103 million of new equity at a $1.65 billion valuation. Read the full article in Bloomberg.