Podcast: Giving nature a helping hand - how humans are shaping species

Podcast: Giving nature a helping hand – how humans are shaping species

Dr Kat Arney explores the impact that humans have had on the evolutionary trajectories of the species we share the ...
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Agriculture and climate change: Taking the best of all farming systems could tip the carbon scale in the right direction

Agriculture contributes a significant portion of the world's climate-changing greenhouse gases. In turn, changes in climate will reduce agricultural yields ...
Lab-grown meat is here: Restaurant in Singapore begins serving chicken made in a bioreactor

Lab-grown meat is here: Restaurant in Singapore begins serving chicken made in a bioreactor

By the time you read this, a group of friends at a restaurant in Singapore will have shared a three-course ...
Technology vs. global warming: How genomics, remote sensing and big data can safeguard our food supply

Technology vs. global warming: How genomics, remote sensing and big data can safeguard our food supply

In a bid to help one of the world’s most important cereal crops survive hotter, drier conditions, the Foundation for ...
Eliminating dairy cows would reduce US greenhouse gas emissions just 0.7 percent while cutting essential nutrient supply, study finds

Eliminating dairy cows would reduce US greenhouse gas emissions just 0.7 percent while cutting essential nutrient supply, study finds

A commonly suggested solution to reduce greenhouse gas output has been to reduce or eliminate [the dairy] industry in favor ...
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Viewpoint: GM crops could help slow climate change. Will environmental groups block their development?

A lot of environmentalists raise money talking about climate change, but their energy recommendations - mitigation, rationing, high cost - ...
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High-yielding plants that survive temperature swings may be our next weapon against climate change

Sally Mackenzie spent her childhood summers walking through the vast fields of bright, red, ripe tomato crops: They grow best ...
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Gene-edited crops and animals: Best-kept secrets in the fight against climate change

Advances in gene editing over the past decade have given scientists new tools to tailor the biochemistry of nearly any ...
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Scare talk debunked: GMOs, pesticides and antibiotics don’t make conventional food unsafe

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently cautioned Americans not to fear their food. That’s an amazing thing for any public official ...
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Drought, cropland expansion push Great Plains toward ‘Dust Bowl 2.0,’ climate scientists say

Earlier [in October], a storm front swept across the Great Plains of the United States, plowing up a wall of ...
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World Food Day: Post-pandemic food security and resilience in Bangladesh

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic lays waste to lives and livelihoods in countries around the globe, [October ...
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Nitrogen fertilizers are jeopardizing climate goals, new study finds

The expanding use of nitrogen fertilizers in agriculture is pushing nitrous oxide emissions to levels that jeopardize climate goals and ...
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Biotech milestone: Argentina could be first nation to approve GM drought-tolerant wheat

The Argentine government will approve drought-tolerant transgenic wheat variety HB4 from biotechnology company Bioceres, according to an official resolution to ...
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Gene-edited plants and animals: Our secret weapons in the battle to slow climate change?

Nearly 200 nations signed on to the Paris Agreement in 2016, pledging to reduce their countries’ greenhouse gas emissions. By ...
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Infographic: Cows cause climate change? Agriculture scientist says ‘belching bovines’ get too much blame

A recent interview by Caroline Stocks, a UK journalist who writes about food, agriculture and the environment, of air quality ...
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Will coffee go extinct? Deadly fungus threatens one of the world’s favorite beverages

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, talking about a plant disease might seem frivolous. But around the world, 100 ...
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Viewpoint: ‘It’s. Not. The. Cow. Farts.’ Burger King pulls ‘Cows Menu’ climate change ad

You’ve probably seen Burger King’s latest marketing video featuring Wal-Mart yodeler Mason Ramsey singing about methane emissions from cow farts ...
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Podcast: Neuralink brain chips; Flu vaccines during COVID; US farm system unraveling?

Elon Musk's company Neuralink recently debuted its brain implant in pigs, pushing us a little closer to integrating humans and ...
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Chile poised to tackle food shortages and climate change with ‘Golden Apple’ and other CRISPR-edited crops

Chile’s intense political unrest exacerbated by months of COVID-19 quarantine has temporarily overshadowed a relentless environmental, farming crisis: an intense ...
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How do you make meat without animals? The 5-step ‘recipe’ for a lab-grown, cell-based burger

Cultured meat, lab grown meat, cell based meat, clean meat, and cultivated meat are all terms used to describe meat ...
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Engineering rice plant roots increases crop yields in salty soil, study shows

Genetically improving the root system architectures of plants is an effective strategy for developing climate-resilient crops. In this study, we ...
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Viewpoint: American agriculture could ‘unravel’ without major sustainability changes

Picture an ideal dinner plate. If you’re like most Americans, it features a hearty portion of meat, from animals fattened ...
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Regenerative agriculture is a ‘nonsense’ solution to climate change, soil scientist warns

People need to "wake up" and realize regenerative agriculture is "just nonsense", says Dr Doug Edmeades. In fact, the Hamilton-based ...
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Viewpoint: Animal agriculture is growing more sustainable, so don’t blame it for climate change

Simply put, U.S. cattle aren’t the major driver of climate change. So Americans can feel good about whatever kind of ...
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Viewpoint: Turning farms into carbon repositories can’t stave off ‘climate catastrophe’

In late June, overlooked amid pandemic, economic crisis, and protest headlines, a bipartisan cohort of United States senators introduced a ...
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Bayer launches carbon capture program to support ‘eco-friendly’ farming

Bayer AG launched a pilot program in the United States and Brazil on [July 21] that will pay farmers for ...
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