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  • How Best to Feed the World Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    How Best to Feed the World

    Find out what techniques and technologies are being developed to feed the world in a way that is sustainable for the planet.

  • DuPont: Listening to Our Customers First Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
    DuPont: Listening to Our Customers First

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer speaks to DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman about the company's current efforts in the U.S., its enzyme business and in what ways her company works to help its customers.

  • Genetic Modification: Seed Companies Fight Back Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    Genetically modified seeds are used in corn and soybeans grown in the US, but the debate over the effects of tinkering with Mother Nature hasn't gone away.

  • Push to Label Foods With GMO Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 2:38 PM ET
    Push to Label Foods With GMO

    Activists against genetically modified seeds are speaking out so loudly, companies now feel compelled to address the issue, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Prices Rising for Cape Cod Mansions Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 2:54 PM ET
    Prices Rising For Cape Cod Mansions

    Billionaire Bill Koch is selling his Cape Cod mansion for $15 million, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • China's farmers trade acres for apartments Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 7:21 PM ET

    As China pushes forward with urbanization, some farmers are being forced to exchange their ploughs for city life. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.

  • New Deadly Swine Virus Spreads Across US Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 2:54 PM ET

    A swine virus previously unseen in North America and deadly to young pigs is spreading rapidly across the United States.

  • Move Over Peanut Butter! Hummus Is Spreading Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    Hummus sales are booming, and Sabra is on a quest to convince Americans to eat even more. Is it the next peanut butter?

  • Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products.

    Last year $2 billion worth of products were sold with a label saying they do not contain ingredients from genetically modified organisms, but the claim wasn't backed by regulators.

  • Grocers Allege Potato Group Pumped Up Spud Prices Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers' pocketbooks, according to a wholesaler accusing America's spud farmers of driving up prices.

  • Dole's 90-Year-Old CEO Offers to Take It Private Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 6:29 AM ET
    Dole products

    Fruit and fresh vegetable distributor Dole Food said it received an unsolicited offer from Chief Executive David Murdock, who put an enterprise value of $1.5 billion on the bid.

  • Monsanto Wins Court Battle Against Organic Growers Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 5:49 PM ET

    The company won another round against organic growers as a court threw out their suit to keep Monsanto from suing if traces of its biotech genes are found in crops.

  • The Buzz: A Sperm Bank for Dwindling Honeybees Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    Honeybee collecting nectar from sunflower

    Researchers are going to great lengths to keep American honeybees from dying off. Now, they have come up with a sperm bank.

  • Hog Stock: Inside China's Strategic Pork Reserve Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:41 PM ET
    A Chinese vendor carries a slaughtered pig to his motorcycle at an abattoir, as he heads back to his stall at a market in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    Americans know that the U.S. keeps a huge petroleum reserve, but China takes stockpiling to an entirely different level: It runs a strategic pork reserve.

  • Unearthing Africa's Potential Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    Unearthing Africa's Potential

    Mohamed Beavogui, Director of the Partnership and Resource Mobilization Office at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, discusses why Africa's agricultural and economic potential is attracting attention.

  • Monsanto Saying No to GMO Crop Expansion in Europe Friday, 31 May 2013 | 2:56 PM ET
    Farmer Matt Wiggeim unstraps a delivery of Monsanto DeKalb brand seed corn on a farm in Princeton, Ill.

    Monsanto is not pushing for expansion of genetically modified crops in most of Europe as opposition to its biotech seeds in many countries remains high, company officials said.

  • Unapproved Monsanto Frankenwheat Found in Oregon Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 6:12 PM ET

    A strain of genetically engineered wheat never approved for sale or consumption was sprouting on a farm in Oregon, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday.

  • Unapproved Wheat Found In Oregon Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    Unapproved Wheat Found In Oregon

    The Department of Agriculture has found unapproved, genetically modified wheat on an Oregon farm, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Can Agriculture Stocks Grow? Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:53 PM ET
    Can Agriculture Stocks Grow?

    How the agriculture business may perform this summer, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.

  • Beef Retail Prices Up Friday, 24 May 2013 | 11:29 AM ET
    Beef Retail Prices Up

    Lean ground beef is up 21 percent to $4.81 per pound, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. And it could turn more consumers to cheaper cuts of meat.