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Is soil health restricted to agricultural activities?

Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, states that soil health management is no longer restricted to agricultural activities.
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Japanese scientists are creating realistic steak meat in a petri dish

A team at the University of Tokyo are creating steak meat in a petri dish, which could soon become the most realistic tasting biosynthetic meat available.
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Invasions threaten sustainable late blight control

Andrivon Didier, Research Director at INRAE, France’s new National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, discusses the need for sustainable late blight control despite the threat of new evolving invaders.
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Boost your well-being with U.S.- grown rice

Cameron Jacobs from the USA Rice Federation tells us you can boost your well-being with U.S.- grown rice.
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Indian farmers continue to protest controversial agricultural reforms 

Prime Minister Modi cut the internet in many districts where Indian farmers continue to protest agricultural reforms, which would enable corporate takeovers of small farms while lowering crop value.
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Scientists find new truths about how forests impact air quality

Researchers are looking at how forests impact air quality, based on the classification of temperate trees and what that means for how the forest really works.
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Treating bovine tuberculosis (bTB) with artificial intelligence

Craig Rhodes, EMEA Industry Lead for Artificial Intelligence Healthcare and Life Science at NVIDIA, explores how bovine tuberculosis (bTB) can be monitored and treated more effectively and efficiently using Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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Small hydropower dams in Brazil threaten marine biodiversity

The University of Washington found that small hydropower dams in Brazil are potentially damaging river connectivity and marine biodiversity - what's going on?
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BlueInvest fund gives €45 million to food security projects

The BlueInvest fund today allocated the first of an available €75 million to two projects working against food insecurity - announcing the names at a BlueInvest Day event.
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Research finds that multinational land deals harm local food security

A new study examines the agricultural impact of multinational land deals, which are found to be directly harmful to local food security and livelihoods.
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Climate change will move the tropical rain belt by 2100

Researchers at the University of California found that climate change will move the tropical rain belt by 2100 - significantly impacting the food security of billions.
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Scientists discover cause that prevents roots from growing in hard soils

Scientists have discovered a signal that causes roots to stop growing in hard soils, opening doors for a potential solution to help plants to grow in the most damaged soils.
rural living

Rural living can help the UK’s food security problem

In this article, Flogas, explores how living rurally can help the UK’s food security problem.
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National Institute of Food and Agriculture: Stimulating innovation in American agriculture

Open Access Government explores the work that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is doing to sustain and advance U.S. agriculture.
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Creating innovative value chains from non-food biomass feedstock

AFTER-BIOCHEM project aims at creating innovative and more sustainable value chains from renewable raw materials to multiple high added-value products at industrial scale.
Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service: Caring for the land and serving people

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service has suffered the effects of 2020, and here, Open Access Government examines how it is providing care and relief for both U.S. citizens and forests everywhere.
insecticide resistance

What causes insecticide resistance?

Dr. Joel R. Coats, Distinguished Professor of Entomology & Toxicology, sheds some light on the causes of everchanging insecticide resistance.
genetically modified crops

Farming sustainably with genetically modified crops

Fourth-generation soybean and corn farmer Monte Peterson explains why he uses genetically modified crops (GMOs) to farm more sustainably and safely.
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Circular economy in the dairy industry: Processing wastes to P-rich bio-based fertilisers

Sergio Ponsá talks about the valorization of the wastes generated by the dairy industry to recover phosphorous, a relevant macronutrient for plant growth that currently depends on a critical raw material.
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Generating renewable genetic diversity in purple rice

Purple rice, generating genetic diversity, breeding-by-design, large-scale stabilised mutant collection, forward and reverse screening are all discussed here by Prof Dr Apichart Vanavichit from the Rice Science Center, Kasetsart University, Thailand.

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