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Stopping a soil-borne fungus using charcoal

They are a staple in billions of people's diet worldwide, but a soil-borne fungus is threatening the health of tomato plants. Scientists are using novel techniques to understand the relationship between the disease and the ...

dateSep 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Has the green revolution really succeeded?

Over the past 50 years, human population has more than doubled, but cereal-crop production has grown even faster. Mechanization, synthetic fertilizers, new high-yield seeds and other advances in intensified agriculture have ...

dateJul 20, 2015 in Environment
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Cattle ID system shows its muzzle

Maybe it sounds like a cow and bull story, but researchers in Egypt are developing a biometric identification system for cattle that could reduce food fraud and allow ranchers to control their stock more efficiently. The ...

dateJun 29, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Food-delivery process inside seeds revealed

Inside every seed is the embryo of a plant, and in most cases also a storage of food needed to power initial growth of the young seedling. A seed consists mainly of carbohydrates and these have to be is transported from the ...

dateMar 20, 2015 in Biotechnology
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