News tagged with food

Reducing water use in agriculture

A new LMU project explores ways of monitoring global water consumption. Its primary goals are to determine the total volume of water required for food production, and develop incentives to encourage the sustainable use of ...

dateJun 21, 2017 in Environment
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Fighting a destructive crop disease with mathematics

An international team of researchers has used mathematical modelling to understand new ways of combating maize lethal necrosis, an emerging disease that poses a serious threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

dateJun 20, 2017 in Ecology
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Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds

Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as ...

dateJun 20, 2017 in Environment
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Grocers facing a united Amazon-Whole Foods must adapt

Grocers trying to compete with the threat of a combined Amazon and Whole Foods will have to make their stores more appealing, leverage their locations to offer delivery and do a better job of collecting shopper data. They ...

dateJun 19, 2017 in Business
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