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Mediterranean Land Degradation Threatens Food Security
Climate change, tourism and population growth are all accelerating land degradation in the Mediterranean region, according to recent...
Can New Biopesticides Protect Crops Without Harming Honeybees?
A potential new biopesticide, made of spider venom and snowdrop proteins, kills agricultural pests but shows minimal toxicity to...
Maize Analysis Yields New World of Genetic Science
A groundbreaking paper from a team of Florida State University biologists could lead to a better understanding of how plants could...
93 Per Cent of Mining, Oil & Gas, Agriculture Developments Involve Inhabited Land
In an analysis of almost 73,000 concessions in eight tropical forested countries, more than 93 percent of these developments were found...
Research Diary: Plant Clinics in Uganda
Getting agricultural information to smallholder farmers can help improve food security. University of Warwick PhD student Andrew Tock...
Using Microscopic Bugs to Save the Bees
For decades, honeybees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their babies (larvae) and leads to hive collapse. It's called...
Can Genetic Engineering Help Crops Better Tolerate Drought?
The staggering growth rate of the global population demands innovative and sustainable solutions to increase food production by as...
Causes of California Drought Linked to Climate Change
The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are "very likely" linked to human-caused...
Playing Tag with Sugars in the Cornfield
Sugars are usually known as energy storage units in plants and the insects that feed on them....
Boosting Global Corn Yields Depends on Nutrient Balance
Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a Purdue...
Global Invasion of Crop Pests Coming
Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current...
Global Food Trade May Not Meet Future Demand
As the world population continues to grow, by about 1 billion people every 12 to 14 years since the 1960s, the global food supply may...
Pesticide Methoxychlor Linked to Three Generations of Disease
Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease,...
Water, Sunlight the Formula for Sustainable Fuel
An Australian National University (ANU) team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way...
Canola and Bees - a Sweet Relationship
Canola is the main crop for honey production in Western Canada. Wherever you find canola, you’ll find honeybees, according to the...
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