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Bee Faithful? Plant-pollinator Relationships Compromised when Bees Decline
Remove even one bumblebee species from an ecosystem and the effect is swift and clear: Pollination is less effective, and plants produce...
Coping with the Global Scarcity of Clean Water
US - Efforts to cope with a global water crisis that already has left almost 800 million people without access to drinkable water --...
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...
Climate Forecasts Shown to Warn of Crop Failures
Climate data can help predict some crop failures several months before harvest, according to a new study from an international team,...
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,...
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...
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...
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....
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,...
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...
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. ...
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