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World's richest men aid 'Green Revolution' center

(AP)—The research center largely responsible for launching the "green revolution" of the 1960s that dramatically raised crop yields is getting support from the world's richest men to develop genetically-modified ...

Feb 14, 2013
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EU proposal to protect bees stirs hornets' nest

An attempt to protect Europe's bee population has kicked up a hornets' nest. On Thursday, the EU's commissioner for health and consumer policy, Tonio Borg, proposed to restrict the use of three pesticides—called nenicotinoids—to ...

Jan 31, 2013
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Miniature probes help tackle climate change

Promising research on the use of miniature pressure probes to gauge the water status of wheat leaves could ultimately help farmers adapt to the effects of climate change. 

Jan 30, 2013
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