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Towards sustainable control of plant diseases

Towards sustainable control of plant diseases

The 15th of November 2022 was an unremarkable day that may have passed many people by, but this was the day that the world population reached 8 billion people. As many as 828M of those people will go to bed hungry tonight.
Drought disaster in Thailand countryside

Effect of heat and drought on food security and agricultural production

Maize is affected by abiotic stresses, including extreme heat and drought, which is exacerbated by climate change.
steamed cooked basmati rice

Genetically modified rice to tackle climate-induced food shortages

Genetically modified rice could be used to lessen food shortages caused by climate change, as salt tolerance allows it to grow in warmer conditions.
Woman with young child in crowd

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.
Macro pic of peanut texture

A uniting point for U.S. peanut sustainability

Eric Coronel, Director of Sustainability at The American Peanut Council, highlights a uniting point for U.S. peanut sustainability.
agriculture production with man planting veggies in the soil

Soil health for sustainable agriculture

Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, charts the rising importance of soil health for sustainable agriculture.
Field of cereal crops under a pink sky

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.
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.
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.
buzz pollination, bumble bees

Research team granted $840,000 to replicate ‘buzz pollination’

With farmers using electric toothbrushes to pollinate tomatoes, scientists are using micro-robotic tech to figure out how 'buzz pollination' can be replicated.
varieties of crop

Should we test for differences in allergen content between varieties of crops and animal...

Rick Goodman, Food Allergy Research and Resource Programme at the University of Nebraska, discusses tests for differences in allergen content between varieties of crops and animal species for food safety.
insect waste, sustainable crop

Eating insects: Sustainable crop growth with insect waste?

Plant ecologists suggest that people should be eating more insects and using the insect waste to grow crops, as it gives added nutrients to the soil we use.
nitrogen legacies

Researchers create six step guide to improve global water quality

The University of Waterloo have created six steps to improve water quality, address nitrogen pollution and examine nitrogen legacies.
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.

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