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Bees 'Betray' their Flowers When Pollinator Species Decline
Remove even one bumblebee species from an ecosystem and the impact is swift and clear: Their floral "sweethearts" produce significantly...
Bees Under Threat from Disease-carrying Bumblebee Imports
Stricter controls over bumblebee imports to the UK are urgently required to prevent diseases spreading to native bumblebees and honeybees,...
Balancing Food Security, Environmental Quality in China
In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in...
Food Security Depends on Sustainable Nutrient Management of Soils
Food security is being threatened by loss of soil nutrients that are essential for the high yield of crops. A recent study outlines...
Improving Crop Yields in a World of Extreme Weather Events
Farmers in the United States witnessed record-breaking extremes in temperature and drought during the last two summers, causing worldwide...
Resistance Gene Found Against Ug99 Wheat Stem Rust Pathogen
The world's food supply got a little more plentiful thanks to a scientific breakthrough....
Rice Research Investment Delivers Sixfold Return
A US$12 million investment in rice research has returned more than $70 million in benefits to rice farmers and national economies in...
Enhancing Safety at Every Step in Food Supply Chain
Few would dispute that the emergence of chilled and frozen food technologies in the last century was a major advance for modern society,...
Economic Growth Necessary But Not Sufficient to Reduce Hunger, Malnutrition
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 presents new estimates of undernourishment based on a revised and improved methodology....
Improving 'Crop Per Drop' Could Boost Global Food Security, Water Sustainability
Improvements in crop water productivity — the amount of food produced per unit of water consumed — have the potential to improve...
Discovery of Ancient Diet Shatters Conventional Ideas of How Agriculture Emerged
They have uncovered evidence for the first time that people living in Xincun 5,000 years ago may have practised agriculture – before...
Equitable, Efficient Use of Water is Key to Sustainable Population Growth
The world’s population is growing rapidly and is expected to reach nine billion by 2050. ...
Crop Rotation With Nematode-Resistant Wheat Protects Tomatoes
In a study published online in Crop Science, scientists describe a nematode-resistant wheat. But while the wheat carries the resistance...
Affluence Drives Unsustainable Consumption of Land, Sea
Global demand for natural resources is rising at an unprecedented rate, putting pressure on finite resources, ecosystems and biodiversity....
Food for 9 Billion: Perspective on Global Agriculture in 2050
Dr Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, FAO, summarized the main points of his lecture: ‘Will we run out of natural resources needed for...
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