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Climate Change, Air Pollution Combine to Curb Food Supplies
Ozone and higher temperatures can combine to reduce crop yields, but effects will vary by region....
Regulations Needed to Identify Potentially Invasive Biofuel Crops
If the hottest new plant grown as a biofuel crop is approved based solely on its greenhouse gas emission profile, its potential as...
Spinach Leads to Alternative Energy More Powerful than Popeye
Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert...
Climate Change Increases Risk of Crop Slowdown in Next 20 Years
The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop...
Ohio State Dives Deep into Water Issues
A river runs through the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences’ campus in Columbus, and it both serves and...
Urban Expansion Can Reduce Food Security
Urbanising arable land can have serious economic consequences as a result of the reduction in food production and loss of ecosystem...
Utilizing Food Waste to Feed a Growing, 'Nutritionally Insecure' World
This article looks at ways to utilise food waste to feed a growing, 'nutritionally insecure' world....
Size, Age of Plants Impact Productivity More than Climate
The size and age of plants has more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, University of Arizona researchers...
A New Measure of Biodiversity
Phylogenetic analysis gives a much more complex and complete picture of the diversity of Australia's national plant. A new approach...
How Can Existing Cropland Feed Billions More?
Report pinpoints key food systems 'leverage points' that hold the greatest the potential to boost global food security and protect...
Water, Water - Not Everywhere: Mapping Trends for African Maize
Today's food production relies heavily on irrigation, but across sub-Saharan Africa only 4 percent of cultivated land is irrigated,...
Planting For Hope Midsummer Update: New Piglets Arrive, Plenty of Rain
Apollo Saku is a farmer, agricultural academic and project leader for Planting for Hope Uganda, a sustainable wealth creation programme...
Simplifying the Process to Purify Water Using Seed Extracts
Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing...
Queen Bumblebees Travel far from Birthplace before Setting Up Home
Scientists have discovered how the presence of even small amounts of water can influence the structure of plant roots in soil, a finding...
Why is Bioenergy Important?
BBSRC has supported world-leading bioscience for over two decades. In a series of articles during its 20th anniversary, we will be...
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