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Rice fields on terraced at Chiang Mai, Thailand

The International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics

From the 4th to the 7th of November 2022, Phuket, Thailand will host the 19 International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics ISRFG 2022 where we will see agricultural science “Driving the Next Green Revolution”.
Woman looking at empty cupboards, malnourishment concept

We must tackle the UK malnutrition postcode lottery

Malnutrition is often misunderstood as something that only happens in other countries, but UK malnutrition is intensifying.
EU flag with nutritious food representing a brexit policy deal

How will Brexit policy affect your diet?

Brexit policy is to affect micronutrient food supplies in the UK, where foods imports will become harder to access due to trade deals.
Badger in forest, animal nature habitat, Germany, Europe

Europe’s Nature Restoration Law to repair damaged ecosystems by 2050

The Nature Restoration Law aims to restore damaged ecosystems and bring nature back across Europe, as well as reduce the use and risk of chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030.

The challenges of global food security – Part 2

Curtis R Youngs, Professor & M.E. Ensminger Endowed Chair of International Animal Agriculture, continues the discussion of the challenges of global food security.
innovation in agriculture, technology

Could technology and innovation in agriculture feed the world?

David Green, Executive Director at The U.S. Sustainability Alliance, argues that technology and innovation in agriculture can feed the world, but if only we let it.
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.
soil health, carbon

The link between soil health and the survival of global agriculture

Here, we speak to Assistant Professor Christine Sprunger, who gives us expert insight on the universal need for soil health.
protect animal health

Intercepting smuggled products to protect animal health

Will Wepsala, Public Affairs Specialist at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, walks us through the work of intercepting smuggled products to protect animal health.
food waste, banana

Browning bananas create nearly 50 million tonnes of food waste

Researchers have mapped the browning patterns of bananas, finding them to be a leading contributor to household waste.
food insecurity and diabetes, likelihood of diabetes

Scientists reveal link between food insecurity and diabetes

The link between food insecurity and diabetes is stronger than previously thought - with people who are more likely to be hungry experiencing a higher rate of diabetes, ten years on.
Asia Analysis 2022

Asia Analysis April 2022

We welcome Spring 2022 with our April volume of Asia Analysis, which includes a compelling mixture of articles on illuminating policy topics.
marine heatwave forecasts, ocean temperatures

Using marine heatwave forecasts to predict ecological impacts

Marine heatwave forecasts could potentially provide up to one year’s notice of changes to ocean temperatures, predicting effects on ecosystems.
large bees, climate change

Large bees are in decline due to climate change

Large bees will decline in population size, as smaller bees are more resistant to climate change due to better heat tolerance.
food defense, food security

Food defense – The road to a more sustainable and resilient society

The Swedish Surplus Energy Collaboration (SSEC) at the SLU-Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences discusses how a multi-level Food Defense could protect food security across the globe.
childhood obesity, calorie intake

Public health interventions necessary to fight childhood obesity

Katharine Jenner, Director of Action on Sugar and Action on Salt, explains how childhood obesity remains a key issue and how junk food prices contribute.
global agrobiodiversity, processed foods

Declining global agrobiodiversity is harmful to health and food safety

Experts warn that an increasingly unhealthy diet is not only bad for humans, but also global agrobiodiversity – slowly damaging human health and the Earth.
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
cattle production, heat stress

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.
glutinous rice varieties, food security Thailand

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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