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Researchers aim to disarm a 'cereal killer'

A fungus that kills an estimated 30 percent of the world's rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware and the University of California ...

May 28, 2014
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Farmers skeptical about validity of climate change

The recently released National Climate Assessment, reported by a team of 300 experts, including a panel from the National Academy of Sciences, asserts that climate change is already impacting the United States, ...

May 09, 2014
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History to blame for slow crop taming, study says

It's been about 10,000 years since our ancestors began farming, but crop domestication has taken much longer than expected – a delay caused less by genetics and more by culture and history, according to a new study co-authored ...

May 05, 2014
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Famine fear won't sway minds on GM crops

A sack-hauling time traveler from the 21st century lands in an Irish potato field in 1849, just before a terrible famine, and asks: If you thought genetically modified (GM) potatoes could avert late blight disease, spare ...

May 02, 2014
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