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Scientists Want to Replace Pesticides With Bacteria

Fresh snow coats the sidewalks outside Indigo Ag Inc.’s Boston offices, but inside the temperature is calibrated to mimic spring in the Midwest. Hundreds of almost identical soy seedlings sit beneath high-intensity arc lamps, basking in the artificially sunny 60F weather.

 

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Food Price Outlook, 2019

The all-items Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of economy-wide inflation, was up 0.4 percent from January to February 2019 and is 1.5 percent above the February 2018 level. The CPI for all food rose 0.3 percent from January to February, and food prices were 2.0 percent higher than the February[…]

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