Today’s quick hits, June 29, 2022

Funding for biobased products: Applications will be accepted until Aug. 31 for a $10 million pilot program to develop biobased products that have a lower carbon footprint and increase the use of renewable agricultural materials. (USDA)

U.S. aims at illegal fishing: The Biden administration is cracking down on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, the source of 11 percent of U.S. seafood imports; while China is the biggest target, it is not mentioned by name in the national security memo. (Associated Press)

‘Faux chicken fooled me’: One in five American consumers in a national survey said they accidentally purchased a plant-based protein alternative while believing it was chicken. (National Chicken Council)

Agrivoltaics for rural vehicles: Solar panels that share space with field crops could provide the electricity to power electric vehicles in rural areas, where there is little infrastructure at present for charging the vehicles, said Oregon State University researchers. (Daily Yonder)

Trade aids food security: A resilient food system could help nations withstand unprecedented stresses by making efficient use of resources, said a new report on the value of international trade. (FAO)