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‘Climate-resilient’ wheat may provide sustainable fiber source, promote gut health

Some new crop varieties are bred to be more nutritious. Others are more resilient, bred to tolerate harsher environmental conditions ...
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Can controlled burns crack down on herbicide-resistant weeds?

Weeds are thieves. They steal nutrients, sunlight and water from our food crops. In the case of sugarcane, yield refers ...
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‘Exotic’ genes from obsolete cotton varieties could boost crop yields without sacrificing fiber quality

Cotton breeders face a "Catch-22." Yield from cotton crops is inversely related to fiber quality. In general, as yield improves, ...
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CRISPR-edited crops could help avoid famine as global food demand grows

Audrey Kalil | 
Just like human beings, plants get sick. Microorganisms such as fungi, oomycetes, bacteria, viruses and nematodes (tiny worm like organisms) ...
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High-yield, protein-enriched rice could help combat nutrient deficiency in developing world

More than 750 million people don't get enough nutrients from their food. More than two-thirds of those people live in ...
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Gene could unlock high yield soybeans with increased protein for animal feed

Adityarup Chakravorty | 
Leftovers can be quite valuable. For instance, when soybean seed is crushed and the oil extracted, what’s left is called ...
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