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Food Waste: Questions About Amount, Causes Remain
Two-thirds of the 133 billion pounds (5.9 million tonnes) of food loss in the US in 2010 occurred in homes, restaurants and other place...
Famine Fear Won't Change Minds on GM Crops
A sack-hauling time traveler from the 21st century lands in an Irish potato field in 1849, just before a terrible famine, and asks:...
The Changing Picture of Corn Ethanol Profitability
Based on our economic model of a typical northern Iowa ethanol plant, the ethanol supply chain has continued to be profitable although...
Contributing Practices for On-Farm Management of Agrobiodiversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity ([CBD] 1992) breaks down conservation into ex situ and in situ conservation....
Droughts Could Lower Midwest Corn Yields 15 to 30 Per Cent
Increasingly harsh drought conditions in the US Midwest’s Corn Belt may take a serious toll on corn and soybean yields over the next...
NASA Goddard to Bring Satellite Data to African Agriculture
From hundreds of miles in orbit, NASA satellites can measure how much rain falls in Niger or detect plant health in Mali. But on the...
Research Finds a Way to Protect Crops from Pests, Disease
A team of international researchers has uncovered a mechanism by which plants are able to better defend themselves against disease-causing...
Food Security Increased by New Scientific Model in Ag Production
Farmers are used to optimizing crop production on their own lands. They do soil tests to choose the right amount of fertilizers to...
Potential of Microalgae as a Feed Ingredient
Defatted microalgal biomass, a by-product from biofuel production, has potential as a new and sustainable feed ingredient for pigs,...
Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in Corn
The foundation for strong, healthy corn plants is proper nutrition. ...
Making Money from Lignin: How to Improve Lignocellulosic Biofuel Biorefining
When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin. The old...
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....
Bee Biodiversity Boosts Crop Yields
Research from North Carolina State University shows that blueberries produce more seeds and larger berries if they are visited by more...
US Corn Yields Increasingly Vulnerable to Hot, Dry Weather
Corn yields in the central United States have become more sensitive to drought conditions in the past two decades, according to Stanford...
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