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How to compost: saving the planet with food waste

Compost can boost global crop production and reduce methane emitted through landfills – and it can all start in your home with unwanted food scraps.
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What would happen if there was a nuclear war?

A full-scale nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia would see global good systems obliterated and over 5 billion people die of hunger.
Rice fields on terraced at Chiang Mai, Thailand

The International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics

From the 4th to the 7th of November 2022, Phuket, Thailand will host the 19 International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics ISRFG 2022 where we will see agricultural science “Driving the Next Green Revolution”.
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How to grow cereal crops with less fertiliser, and save money

Research has discovered a new way to grow cereal crops using less fertiliser, reducing the amount of nitrogen pollution and saving billions.
Woman spraying pesticides in a field

The EU must enforce a pesticide tax

Experts warn that the EU agriculture sector is stuck in "permanent pesticide-dependence," and that major flaws exist in the current attempts to reduce the use of pesticides across the EU.
Large organic farm with horses

Should larger organic farms adopt agroecological practices?

Larger organic farms operate more like conventional farms and use fewer sustainable practices than smaller organic farms.
Bee pollinating flower

How bees can stabilise food supply and food prices

Yields of crops visited by insect pollinators like bees produce a more stable food supply and help stabilise food prices.
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Plants produce aspirin to cope in heatwaves

With heatwaves across the globe, many are concerned about agriculture and dehydrated plants - it turns out plants produce their own aspirin.
sustainable farming

Testing actions for sustainable farming: preparing for future agriculture policy

The Scottish Government has offered £50 as an incentive for every farmer and crofter to complete the ‘Testing Actions for Sustainable Farming’ survey in an attempt to prepare farmers for future agricultural policy.
pond, definition

How can we define a pond?

We can all identify a pond as a small, shallow waterbody - but how can we distinguish it from a lake or a wetland?

The challenges of global food security – Part 2

Curtis R Youngs, Professor & M.E. Ensminger Endowed Chair of International Animal Agriculture, continues the discussion of the challenges of global food security.
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Environmental Science Education on the subject of Crayfish (Procambarus Clarkii)

Tokyo NODAI Research Program for Sustainable Agriculture discusses the Environmental Science Education of crayfish.
innovation in agriculture, technology

Could technology and innovation in agriculture feed the world?

David Green, Executive Director at The U.S. Sustainability Alliance, argues that technology and innovation in agriculture can feed the world, but if only we let it.
fragrance rice

A decade after the most important gene of fragrance rice uncovered

Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, Director of the Rice Science Center, reflects on the decade since the most important gene of fragrance rice was uncovered.
sustainable food production

The city FEEDS the city and FERTILIZES the countryside: sustainable food production

The circular and sustainable food production system of the future is already here: Farming as a Service has been launched in Sweden.
soil health, carbon

The link between soil health and the survival of global agriculture

Here, we speak to Assistant Professor Christine Sprunger, who gives us expert insight on the universal need for soil health.
technology within agriculture, farming sector

How can we unlock smart technology within agriculture?

Looking towards technology within agriculture, smart technologies could soon be harnessed in the farming sector to benefit both businesses and societies.
land restoration

Land restoration of abandoned farms can mitigate climate change

With millions of people leaving behind rural areas, land restoration of abandoned farms could help to reverse climate change.
America’s food supply

The consequences of farm policy and regulations on America’s food supply

Peter Bachman from USA Rice sheds light on the consequences of farm policy and regulations on America’s food supply.
resilience and efficiency

Selecting for resilience and efficiency: The solution for European cattle farming

Nicolas Friggens at the French Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) discusses cattle farming resilience and efficiency with genomics in breeding programmes

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