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Bioplastics in the sustainability dilemma
Scientists at the University of Bonn investigate the factors affecting the global land use impacts and CO2 emissions of plant-based...
Global trade in soy has major implications for the climate
Study by the University of Bonn examines carbon emissions from Brazilian soy exports with unprecedented accuracy...
Wild plants as climate change-resistant crops
Together with colleagues from the University of Copenhagen, researchers from Aarhus University will make new crops out of wild plants....
The vast majority of Danish soya imports threaten rainforests
A new report from the University of Copenhagen demonstrates that conventionally grown soya accounts for 71% of Danish soya imports....
Sorghum seems promising as a fodder crop in the Netherlands
Sorghum can replace silage maize. This is evident from a literature study by Wageningen Livestock Research. ...
Climate-smart agricultural practices increase maize yield in Malawi
Climate change creates extreme weather patterns that are especially challenging for people in developing countries and can severely...
Study: Multiscale crop modeling effort required to assess climate change adaptation
Crop modeling is essential for understanding how to secure the food supply as the planet adapts to climate change. ...
Developing the food trend of the future: Sugar seaweed
Fresh, crispy and with a taste note of nuts. This is how the new superfood tastes, the food industry is opening its eyes to. But if...
Research Shows Nanoplastics Accumulating in Land-based Plant Tissues
As concern grows among environmentalists and consumers about micro- and nanoplastics in the oceans and in seafood, they are increasingly...
Exeter joins new European initiative to turn wastewater into valuable resource
Experts from the University of Exeter will play a crucial role in a new pan-European initiative to develop new techniques to turn wastewater...
Cable bacteria can drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation
A Danish-German research collaboration may have found a solution to the large climate impact from the world's rice production: By adding...
Maize–legume project a double win in Africa
Instead of carrying out the back-breaking work of hoeing a field by hand in preparation for sowing, an estimated 484,000 farmers across...
How Will Climate Change Transform Agriculture?
Climate change impacts will require major but very uncertain transformations of global agriculture systems by mid-century, according...
Crops Play Major Role in Annual CO2 Cycle Increase
Each year, the planet balances its budget. The carbon dioxide absorbed by plants in the spring and summer as they convert solar energy...
Boosts in Productivity of Corn Modifies Northern Hemisphere Carbon Dioxide Cycle
Each year in the Northern Hemisphere, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide drop in the summer as plants "inhale," then climb again...
 
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