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Viruses that ‘turn off’ plant genes could help farmers battle herbicide-resistant weeds

A team of scientists from Rothamsted Research have successfully adapted genetic techniques developed for crop improvement to be used in ...

Don’t fear white bread. It’s more nutritious today than it was 200 years ago, new analysis shows

A study comparing historic and modern wheat varieties grown side by side has shown an increase in dietary fiber and ...

Healthier white bread could be in stores by 2025, after genes controlling wheat fiber content identified

An international group of scientists led by Rothamsted Research and the John Innes Centre have opened the door to healthier ...
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‘Fine-tuned’ wheat varieties could boost Europe’s grain yields up to 90%, study suggests

European wheat harvests could be increased by more than 5 tonnes a hectare according to newly published research into the ...

Omega-3 oil from GMO plants equivalent to fish oil, human clinical study shows

Research .... has shown that key omega-3 fatty acids within GM plant oils are taken up and processed by the ...

Teenagers view scientific innovation as key to sustainable farming, UK survey shows

Four out of ten teenagers feel that their generation should be much more interested in where their food comes from, ...
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Video: Biotech could drive sustainable economic growth, but public support is crucial

Susan Watts | 
“We should all be doing less. We all need to chill.” It wasn’t an obvious rallying cry for delegates at ...
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New generation of GMO crops could dramatically boost biofuel production

Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that ...
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Rothamsted Research calls for more GMO trials or global food security will suffer

Genetic modification of plants will be essential to avert future food shortages, conclude a group of agricultural scientists who have ...

Over-fishing to supply fish oil with omega-3? GMO camelina may soon offer sustainable alternatives

Metabolic engineers have moved a step closer to sourcing fish oils from fields rather than from the oceans with a ...

GMO plants could be ‘green factories’ for vital omega-3 fish oils

Scientists at the UK's Rothamsted Research have developed a variety of Camelina sativa (flax) that produces Omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid ...
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