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Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch: The chemists who revolutionized fertilizer production, changing agriculture forever

Without the efforts of Haber and Bosch, the world’s population would be much smaller ...
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Millennials turn to tech to solve African farming challenges

For generations our farmers were told that they will be the next richest people of the world, due to a ...
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Naturally drought-tolerant sorghum could help develop crops better suited to changing climate

A new study led by scientists from the University of California Berkeley reveals how sorghum plants control its genome  - switching ...
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Podcast: Wild plants help protect key food crops from climate change, disease

Call it a tale of science and derring-do. An international team of researchers has spent six years fanning across the ...
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Blight-resistant GMO potatoes show promise in field trials

A genetically modified potato with improved tuber quality and resistance to the devastating disease late blight has progressed successfully through ...
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India develops disease-resistant, drought-tolerant chickpeas in record time

Indian farmers may soon take hold of two new chickpea varieties with improved drought tolerance and disease resistance traits. The ...
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Uganda faces heavy losses without GMO banana, economist warns

A leading Ugandan economist is warning of heavy financial losses among banana farmers if they don’t soon adopt a genetically ...
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China cleaning up 25 million acres of polluted farmland to meet soaring food demand

China has shut more than 1,300 heavy metal enterprises since 2016 as part of a long-term plan to curb widespread ...
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Oxford researchers: German study warning of insect declines lacks robust evidence

Sampling in Germany, Seibold et al. present an interesting and impressive study of arthropods in grassland vegetation and those in ...
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Recent deforestation, agriculture intensification may accelerate biodiversity declines, study warns

Biodiversity across the globe could be in a worse state than previously thought as current biodiversity assessments fail to take ...
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Will Alaska grow its own food as summer temperatures surpass 90 degrees?

Alaska has been on a multi-year weather paroxysm as the Arctic heats twice as fast as the rest of our ...
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Weed that ‘eats’ glyphosate discovered in Western Australia, researchers say

Researchers have claimed a world first .... after discovering a tropical weed in Western Australia's far north that literally eats ...
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Viewpoint: How international anti-biotech activists manipulate year-old Mexican government to block crop GMO innovations

Mexico's leadership should not restrict crop biotechnology based on personal beliefs or scientific misinformation ...
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US meat industry goes to ‘war’ against Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat

On a rainy September morning, a pair of cattle ranchers browsed the refrigerated meat cases at a Walmart Inc. store ...
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Plant-based burgers are wildly popular. Are any of them vegan?

.... [W]ith a range of new "plant-based" meat options entering fast-food restaurants like Burger King, Denny's and Dunkin Donuts, which ...
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Coating seeds with silk that supplies essential nutrients could provide a natural fertilizer to grow crops on unproductive soils

Providing seeds with a protective coating that also supplies essential nutrients to the germinating plant could make it possible to ...
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Viewpoint: Federal government doles out millions of dollars to ‘children’s health centers’ that promote junk science

For more than two decades, the federal government has doled out millions of dollars to fund university-based “children’s environmental health ...
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Kenya demonstration plots show GMO maize resists insects, increases yields

Demonstration plots in Kenya show that genetically modified (GM) maize varieties are more effective in controlling insect attacks than their ...
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Post-Green Revolution study: Projected crop yields unable to feed the world by 2050, we need GMOs, gene editing and other ‘genetic strategies’

The current trajectory for crop yields is insufficient to nourish the world’s population by 2050. Greater and more consistent crop ...
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Unfolding the mystery of carnivorous plants opens door to producing more sustainable crops

The secret recipe nature uses to make the diverse leaf shapes we see everywhere around us has been revealed in ...
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3D ‘bioprinting’ could help produce customized, sustainable and more nutrias lab-grown meats

Researchers at IIT-Guwahati [Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati] have developed lab-grown meat, which is nutritious and will be a step ...
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Viewpoint: Generation Z to environmentalists: If you care about sustainability, embrace GMOs and gene edited crops

It is important that this new generation follow the facts, not just rigid environmental orthodoxy ...
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Does glyphosate or other common herbicides endanger beneficial earthworms? New study finds ‘low risk’, with Roundup among the safest

Agrochemicals are an important component of agricultural production systems. There are increasing concerns about the effect of agrochemicals on soil ...
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Can the ‘trendy’ microbiome diet ease consumer fear of GMOs?

The acceptance of the trendy microbiome diet among consumers has put wind in the sails of ag-biotech start up Joyn ...
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Podcast: ‘OMG, GMOs!’ Bill Nye answers your questions about biotech crops

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) often gets a bad rap, but farmers have been using them for decades to feed the ...
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GMOs are ‘substantially equivalent’ to conventional foods. Should they face reduced regulations?

There really is no tension between patenting plants that are also found by the FDA to be substantially equivalent ...
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Expanding India’s crop diversity could boost access to vital nutrients for 200 million people, study shows

There has been a substantial increase in food production over the last 50 years, but it has been accompanied by ...
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Viewpoint: Impossible and Beyond Burgers are delicious, but are they good for you?

The leading companies offering fake meat are mission-driven, with vegan roots. Any benefits to human health are icing on the ...