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Synthetic Biology Approach Improves Photosynthesis
Assembling a compartment inside chloroplasts of flowering plants has the potential to improve the efficiency of photosynthesis....
Dangerous Nitrogen Pollution Could Be Halved
Ambitious mitigation efforts, however, could decrease the pollution by 50 percent. The analysis is the very first to quantify this....
Is History to Blame for Slow Crop Taming?
It's been about 10,000 years since our ancestors began farming, but crop domestication has taken much longer than expected – a delay...
Nitrogen Pollution, Climate, Land Use: Why What We Eat Matters
A new report quantifies for the first time how much our food choices affect pollutant nitrogen emissions, climate change and land-use...
East African Honeybees are Safe from Invasive Pests - for Now
Several parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across East Africa, but...
A New Approach to Detecting Changes in GM Foods
Does genetic manipulation causes unintended changes in food quality and composition? Are genetically modified (GM) foods less nutritious...
Attracting Wild Bees to Farms is Good Insurance Policy
Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination,...
Turning South Africa Into Africa’s Agriculture Hub
South Africa continues to play a leading, and vital, role in the African agriculture landscape. ...
Increasing Homogeneity of Food Supply Warns of Serious Implications
According to a new study, worldwide spread of a standard globalised diet is putting more food on the dinner table, but at the expense...
Demand Side Drivers of Global Food Security
Drawing upon a series of cross-country demand analyses conducted using International Comparison Program (ICP) data from 1980, 1996...
Making Biodiverse Agriculture Part of a Food-secure World
Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism? Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future? ...
Better Sweet Corn Research Creates Better Production
While grain yield is economically important in field corn production, there are other metrics more important in sweet corn grown for...
Fertilizer Nutrient Imbalance Limits African Food Production
Underuse of phosphorus-based fertilizers in Africa currently contributes to a growing yield gap—the difference between how much crops...
Pathogenic Plant Virus Could Help Explain Honeybee Decline
A viral pathogen that typically infects plants has been found in honeybees and could help explain their decline....
Nanotechnology in the Agri-food Industry
Proceedings of a conference entitled 'Nanotechnology in the agri-food industry: Applications, opportunities and challenges', which...
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