PhD student bioengineers potato plant to detect gamma radiation

A researcher at the University of Tennessee Herbert College of Agriculture has developed a potato plant that can detect gamma radiation, providing reliable indications of harmful radiation levels without complex monitoring ...

Research opens the door to more efficient potato breeding

The dream of every potato breeders is to combine all the desirable characteristics that can make potato more productive and resistant to the effects of climate change, diseases and pests. The process, however, is far from ...

Is frying food possible in space?

The food we eat determines how we feel, and nothing beats a good fry-up, although in moderation of course. As we prepare for missions to the moon and on to Mars, astronauts will be happy to hear from researchers that one ...

Progress in fight against devastating potato disease

Potatoes are the third most important food crop in the world after rice and wheat in terms of human consumption. But globally, potato production is threatened by potato late blight, one of the most devastating potato diseases, ...

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