You Should Be Eating More Canned Fish

Think of it as oceanic charcuterie

Canned seafood has a bad reputation in the United States, and it’s not just anecdotal: On an annual basis, the average American consumes about 3.5 pounds of canned seafood, a number that’s been steadily falling over the last three decades. Meanwhile, the average Spaniard polishes off nearly three times that.

I wasn’t always a canned-seafood lover. A friend of mine recommended sardines during one of my sporadic efforts to work out often and eat...

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Citizen Scientists Needed for Beans and Pulses-Cooking Project

Karen Cichy, a plant geneticist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in East Lansing, Michigan, needs your help.

This is where you come in. Cichy is seeking citizen scientists who can provide valuable data and insight she can use to breed faster-cooking varieties of dry beans and other pulse crops, such as lentil and chickpea.

Toward that end, she has teamed with the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC), which has created a dedicated website where citizen scientists can enter...

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Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG) 

The purpose of the BRAG program is to support the generation of new information that will assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms (GE), including plants, microorganisms — such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses — arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals


Source: Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG) |...

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Henri Pierre-Jacques of Harlem Capital breaks down his investment decision process

Early in his career as an investor committed to supporting minority- and women-owned companies, Henri Pierre-Jacques concluded he needed to take a more independent path as opposed to joining an existing established firm. Instead, he and his colleagues founded Harlem Capital, starting the fund from scratch to create the type of change they saw as necessary in the industry.

While setting out on their own gave the Harlem team the freedom and flexibility to invest in whomever they...

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NOAA has released the call for SBIR proposals for 2020 – deadline 03FEB20

The FY2020 NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Phase I research has been released. Sea Grant programs, in collaboration with private sector partners, have been successful in these competitions in the past.

Research topics in this SBIR opportunity include:.

  • 9.1.01 Tool Development of Aquaculture Farm Management
  • 9.1.02 Disease in Aquatic Organisms
  • 9.1.03 Aquaculture Genetic Tools
  • 9.2.02 Low-cost Wireless Temperature and...
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Why AgTech and food are becoming the world’s hottest investment

Top entrepreneurs from the biotech and IT sectors are turning their attention to the challenge of disrupting centuries-old food production systems. AgTech has become a hot investment sector in only the last 5 years. Before then, investments to disrupt the food industry had a peak year in 2009 of $300 million, compared with $15 billion in healthcare and $25bn on software, according to Adam Anders, the managing partner of ag-focused private equity firm Anterra Capital. AgTech has now caught...

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MD releases plan to fight saltwater amid rising seas

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration in December released the state’s first plan to combat saltwater intrusion. The 76-page report doesn’t forecast how widely impacts will be felt, citing a lack of existing research, but it identifies the resources facing the highest risk, ranking agriculture at the top.

@F3TechMD  #saltwater #envirotech #agritech @agroecokate

Source: Bay Journal - Article: MD releases plan to fight saltwater amid rising seas

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