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Global food security

Global food security analysis – part 1

Curtis R Youngs  from Iowa State University, provides an analysis of global food security, in this the first part of a four-part series
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Sustainable plant & crop production systems in Europe

Professor Laura Grenville-Briggs shares her stance on working together to counter the threat of oomycete diseases, focussing on trans-sectoral approaches to support sustainable plant and crop production systems in Europe.
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Croplands relocation could cut global carbon emissions by 71%

Croplands relocation could restore habitats and lessen carbon emissions, if major food crops were moved to minimise environmental impact.
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Caretaking of soil organic matter and its far-reaching effects

Lynn Brandenberger, Professor of Horticultural Food Crops and Ajay Nair Associate Professor Extension Vegetable Specialist, discuss the importance of soil care for crop production, particularly when it comes to soil organic matter
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Cattle production faces annual loss of $40 billion, due to climate change

Cattle production is under serious economic threat due to the increasing heat stress placed on the animals – facing a financial loss of up to $40 billion yearly.
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Chasing climate-ready glutinous rice for food security in Thailand and Laos

Professor Apichart Vanavichit, Director of the Rice Science Center offers insight into how the next generation of glutinous rice varieties are critical to food security in Thailand and Laos.
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Innovative technology for sustainable food production

Bengt Fellbe, Leader at SSEC, argues that sustainable and climate-smart food production requires competent and cutting-edge technology
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Agricultural innovation & its challenges

David Green, Executive Director of the U.S. Sustainability Alliance, highlights agricultural innovation and its challenges, including how the USDA’s NIFA is supporting this policy area.
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Real-time soil health management for sustained agriculture practices

Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, turns the spotlight onto continuous and real-time soil health management, which are critical for sustained agriculture practices.

Biology: Helping nature fight back against mass extinction

Nigel Whittle FRSB – Head of Medical & Healthcare at Plextek, describes the importance of helping nature fight back against mass extinction
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Team discovers crucial gene in soybean, after 30 year hunt

The University of Illinois team have figured out which gene controls protein content in soybeans - a breakthrough for global food security.
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A perspective on industrial livestock production

Peter Stevenson OBE, Chief Policy Advisor from Compassion in World Farming, provides a perspective on industrial livestock production
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How DNA technology helps control the premium quality of Thai Hom Mali Rice

Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, at the Rice Science Center, explains how DNA technology can create a high-quality Thai Jasmine Rice.
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AI soil sensors could minimise fertiliser use in agriculture

Smart sensor AI technology can reduce environmental damage created by fertilisers, allowing farmers to use fertilisers less, and more effectively.
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Polyculture farming for marine aquaculture’s climate impact

Researchers looking at the climate impact of aquaculture find that food production can sustain a lower carbon footprint - with polyculture farming techniques.
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Study finds genetic instructions for cells that aid crop climate tolerance

A new US study funded by the National Science Foundation, reveals how plants resist climate stressors like flooding or drought.
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In Puerto Rico, USDA holds the line on African swine fever

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, explains here how in Puerto Rico, they hold the line on African swine fever (ASF)
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Solutions to produce food sustainably

Bengt Fellbe, Program Leader, SSEC, Swedish Surplus Energy Collaboration, explores solutions to produce food sustainably, as well as the challenges.

Lab-grown coffee & cellular agriculture: The next food revolution

Heiko Rischer, Research Team Leader, VTT, argues here that lab-grown coffee and cellular agriculture represent the next food revolution A tasty cup of coffee through...
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Up-cycling of shrimp side-streams for food & health food products

Professor Jacobsen, Scientist, Ali Jafarpour, Assistant Professor, Federico Casanova & Nina Gringer evaluate up-cycling in the shrimp peeling industry

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