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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.
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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.
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Nature essential for human wellbeing

Studies demonstrate the importance of nature for human wellbeing by linking the nonmaterial contributions of ecosystems to people's overall health.
Woman spraying pesticides in a field

The EU must enforce a pesticide tax

Experts warn that the EU agriculture sector is stuck in "permanent pesticide-dependence," and that major flaws exist in the current attempts to reduce the use of pesticides across the EU.
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Unprecedented fire risks: Europe’s driest summer on record

Europe is facing one of its driest summers in history and there is an unprecedented risk of drought, fires and destruction.
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‘New’ ozone hole has been around since 1980s

A large, year-round ozone hole, seven times larger than the Antarctic ozone hole, has only recently been discovered despite existing since the 1980s.
sustainable farming

Testing actions for sustainable farming: preparing for future agriculture policy

The Scottish Government has offered £50 as an incentive for every farmer and crofter to complete the ‘Testing Actions for Sustainable Farming’ survey in an attempt to prepare farmers for future agricultural policy.
Riceberry Rice

Emerging Riceberry Rice: Thailand first experience in developing rice for wellbeing

Professor Apichart Vanavichit, highlights the Thai attempt to develop rice that directly benefits well-being.
Shellfish poisoning

Shellfish poisoning: A neurotoxic consequence of global warming

Jeremy MacMahon, Yi-Hua Tsai, and Pamela Lein from the Department of Molecular Biosciences, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, explore how shellfish poisoning is affecting human and animal health.
protecting moths

Scientists create strategy for protecting moths from climate change

Through the prediction of species movement, researchers identify areas in need of habitat restoration to continue protecting moths.
resilience and efficiency

Selecting for resilience and efficiency: The solution for European cattle farming

Nicolas Friggens at the French Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) discusses cattle farming resilience and efficiency with genomics in breeding programmes
ocean warming

Deep ocean warming to increase by 0.2°C in the next 50 years

Scientists say deep ocean warming will increase by 0.2°C, as they find excess heat from the subtropical North Atlantic - at depths of 700m.
Tree death, carbon, climate change

Tree death contributes to climate change more than you’d think

Trees hold an important place in global climate change efforts, but with tree deaths increasing, could they do more harm than good?
sea sponge

Genomic time machine to understand sea sponge evolution

Key to the health of coral reefs, scientists reveal that sea sponges are among the earliest animals to ever grace planet earth
plant health, wearable sensors

Wearable sensors could monitor plant health from a phone

Researchers create wearable sensors to signal plant health from your phone, to indicate a plant’s leaf water content or when they are stressed.
North America Analysis

North America Analysis April 2022

We embrace Spring 2022 with our April volume of North America Analysis, packed with insightful editorial and profile features.
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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.
invasive insects

Invasive insects threaten 1.4 million trees in US

Researchers from McGill University have estimated that over the next 30 years, 1.4 million street trees will be killed by invasive insects.
genetically engineered microbe, plastic

Scientist creates genetically engineered kill switch for microbes

A team at Washington University, St. Louis are creating a genetically engineered kill switch for some microbes,  which would remotely cause them to self-destruct.
coastal regions

The secret link between deforestation and flooding in West Africa

The frequency of thunderstorms has doubled in the last 30 years, in some fast-growing West African coastal cities.

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