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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.
Maize is affected by abiotic stresses, including extreme heat and drought, which is exacerbated by climate change.
Genetically modified rice could be used to lessen food shortages caused by climate change, as salt tolerance allows it to grow in warmer conditions.
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.
Eric Coronel, Director of Sustainability at The American Peanut Council, highlights a uniting point for U.S. peanut sustainability.
Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, charts the rising importance of soil health for sustainable agriculture.
Research has discovered a new way to grow cereal crops using less fertiliser, reducing the amount of nitrogen pollution and saving billions.
Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, Director of the Rice Science Center, reflects on the decade since the most important gene of fragrance rice was uncovered.
Peter Bachman from USA Rice sheds light on the consequences of farm policy and regulations on America’s food supply.
With farmers using electric toothbrushes to pollinate tomatoes, scientists are using micro-robotic tech to figure out how 'buzz pollination' can be replicated.
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.
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.
The University of Waterloo have created six steps to improve water quality, address nitrogen pollution and examine nitrogen legacies.
A new US study funded by the National Science Foundation, reveals how plants resist climate stressors like flooding or drought.
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.
L. Val Giddings, PhD, Senior Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, states that gene editing promises to make human industry sustainable*.
Sarah Moran, Vice President, International from USA Rice, walks us through what we need to know about rice, the little world traveller
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.
Sabien Pollet, Research Leader, Outdoor Vegetables at Inagro and part of SmartProtect H2020, considers smart agriculture for innovative vegetable crop protection.
Chris Henderson, Head of Agriculture, Influence and Impact at Practical Action, explores the role of technology in the success of smallholder agriculture in Africa.