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genetic instructions

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.
optical sensing, crop management

Optical sensing in 21st-century precision crop management

Here, we find out about the research of Christian Nansen from UC Davis, Department of Entomology and Nematology in California concerning spectral repeatability – that is cracking the code to unleash optical sensing in 21st-century precision crop management.
human industry

Gene editing promises to make human industry sustainable

L. Val Giddings, PhD, Senior Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, states that gene editing promises to make human industry sustainable*.
USA Rice, china

Rice: The little world traveller

Sarah Moran, Vice President, International from USA Rice, walks us through what we need to know about rice, the little world traveller
October 2021 Asia Analysis

October 2021 Asia Analysis

In this Asia Analysis edition, we hear from UEYAMA Takahiro, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, who details Japan’s 6th Science, Technology and Innovation Basic Plan: Society 5.0 in Pursuit of Peoples’ Well-being Based on Trust and Sharing.
vegetable crop protection, Inagro

Smart agriculture for innovative vegetable crop protection

Sabien Pollet, Research Leader, Outdoor Vegetables at Inagro and part of SmartProtect H2020, considers smart agriculture for innovative vegetable crop protection.
smallholder agriculture

Technology for smallholder agriculture in Africa

Chris Henderson, Head of Agriculture, Influence and Impact at Practical Action, explores the role of technology in the success of smallholder agriculture in Africa.
Riceberry rice

Riceberry rice for well-being

Riceberry rice, enriched with a full-spectrum of antioxidants, chemoprotective compounds, micronutrients, and dietary fibre can help unlock your genetic potential for well-being, in the view of Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, Director at the Rice Science Center in Thailand.
banana xanthomonas wilt

Controlling Banana Xanthomonas Wilt Disease in East Africa

Experts Leena Tripathi, Jaindra Nath Tripathi and Richard Goodman, provide a compelling analysis of controlling Banana Xanthomonas Wilt Disease in East Africa.
protect food security, agriculture

Scientists say adapt plant roots to protect food security from climate

Overheating is creating issues for agriculture across the globe - now, scientists think that adapting plant roots to the heat could protect food security.
potato late blight, INRAE

Will potato late blight ever go away?

Here, Andrivon Didier, Research Director at INRAE, France’s National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, discusses the existential threat of potato late blight.
natural pest control, entomology

Natural pest control: Moving forward with biopesticides

Dr Joel R. Coats, Distinguished Professor of Entomology & Toxicology, explains biopesticides in the field of natural pest control.
sustainable agricultural intensification

Push-pull tech for sustainable agricultural intensification in East Africa

The UPSCALE project aims to achieve food security in sub-Saharan Africa by using nature-based solutions inspired by push-pull technology to close the yield gap in smallholder agriculture.
techniques of genetic modification

COVID-19 vaccines & genetic modification

Graham Brookes, Agricultural Economist with PG Economics, UK, charts how the development and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, derived using techniques of genetic modification, highlight ideological inconsistency and hypocrisy.
impacts of pesticides

Tackling the impacts of pesticides on human, animal and environmental health

Jane Mills, University of Gloucestershire, tells us about the SPRINT project’s aim to tackle the impacts of pesticides on human, animal and environmental health.
sustainable food system

A sustainable food system is in reach, but only if we diversify

The future development of a truly sustainable food system relies heavily on the diversification of protein sources, highlights Dr Emanuele Zannini, Project Coordinator of the EU funded Smart Protein Project.
GE crops

GE crops: Biotech and novel food safety conflicts

Dr Richard E. Goodman of the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program discusses GE crops and the US FDA, EFSA and CODEX international guidelines
indigenous societies, land management

Indigenous societies responsible for “millennia” of biodiversity

An interdisciplinary research team found that conservation efforts aiming to "return land to a pristine state" without humans will fail - as Indigenous societies are responsible for "millennia" of biodiversity.
african food security

Pan African Food Security and Food Safety Issues

Food Insecurity is a major issue in the recent pandemic for people in countries throughout Africa and most of the world.
agriculture and human health, soil rizosphere

Soil rhizosphere, agriculture and human health

Zachary Senwo, PhD, Professor, tells us what we need to know about soil rhizosphere, agriculture and human health.

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