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Threats to global food security from emerging fungal crop pathogens
Amongst the world's most challenging problems is the need to feed an ever-growing global population sustainably....
Photosynthesis varies greatly across rice cultivars — natural diversity could boost yields
Rice is a direct source of calories for more people than any other crop and serves as the main staple for 560 million chronically hungry...
From northern billabongs – a new future for rice
Wild rice growing in northern Australia’s crocodile-infested waters could help boost global food security, say University of Queensland...
Flood-tolerant crops for the future climate
A flood can ruin a potato harvest in just 24 hours. However, by understanding the plant's defence mechanisms against flooding, it is...
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...
GMOs with Health Benefits Have Large Market Potential
Over the last years, various GM crops with health benefits have been developed in which genes, mostly originating from other organisms,...
Genomic Prediction: Statistically Predicts Value of Plant Trait
Genomic prediction, a new field of quantitative genetics, is a statistical approach to predicting the value of an economically important...
Rice Study May Improve Productivity
Transnational rice study on photosynthesis could improve international food security, according to a study carried out at the Institute...
Rice: A Staple Food for More than Half of World’s Population
Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the most important cereal grains in the world today and serves as a staple food source for more than...
One Man’s Paddy Gene Pool Collection
We were at Narisho, a tiny interior Orissa state’s village, in Khurda district. What took us there was the amazing rice diversity...
More Rice for Africa, Target of New Research Hub
Burundi has turned its rice research capacity up a notch to improve food security in Eastern and Southern Africa by establishing a...
Scientists Identify New Rice Catalyst for Cleanup of Nitrites
Chemical engineers at Rice University have found a new catalyst that can rapidly break down nitrites, a common and harmful contaminant...
For Fish, Rice to Thrive in California's Yolo Bypass, 'Just Add Water'
From a fish-eye view, rice fields in California's Yolo Bypass provide an all-you-can-eat bug buffet for juvenile salmon seeking nourishment...
High-yield Crops Curb Land Expansion, Care Needed to Avoid Negative Biodiversity Effects
The widespread use of higher-yielding improved varieties of crops as part of the ‘Green Revolution’ has averted the conversion...
A New Look at Where Our Food Dollars Go
The ERS marketing bill has been a popular statistical series for food market observers interested in knowing the costs of getting food...
 
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