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March 04, 2015
Aggressive plant fungus threatens wheat production
Norwich, UK (SPX) Feb 27, 2015
The spread of exotic and aggressive strains of a plant fungus is presenting a serious threat to wheat production in the UK, according to research published in Genome Biology. The research uses a new surveillance technique that could be applied internationally to respond to the spread of a wide variety of plant diseases. Wheat is a critical staple and provides 20% of the calories and over 25% of the protein consumed by humans. 'Yellow rust' caused by the fungus Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici ( ... read more

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High seas fishing ban could boost global catches, equality
Closing the high seas to commercial fishing could be catch-neutral and distribute fisheries income more equitably among the world's maritime nations, according to research from the University of Bri ... more
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Farmers can better prevent nutrient runoff based on land characteristics
Farmers on a quest to keep more fertilizer on their fields--and out of Iowa's waterways--may have an easier time finding a solution, thanks to new research from the University of Iowa. Researc ... more
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Gene may help reduce GM contamination
Genetically modified crops have long drawn fire from opponents worried about potential contamination of conventional crops and other plants. Now a plant gene discovered by University of Guelph scien ... more
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Toxic 'Tet' kumquats highlight Vietnam's pesticide problem
At Lunar New Year, most Vietnamese families buy a kumquat tree - a symbol of prosperity - but where once its fruits were candied and enjoyed as a delicacy, now they are left uneaten as food safety scandals batter consumer confidence in local produce. ... more
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Australia mulls tougher food screening after China hepatitis scare
Tougher food screening measures could be introduced in Australia with frozen berries from China linked to a growing number of hepatitis A infections, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said Wednesday. ... more
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Large scale study warns of unsustainable ecological decline in rural China
The agricultural development of a region of eastern China is ecologically unsustainable and actions are needed soon to reverse its decline, according to a new study by geographers at the University ... more
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World crop diversity survives in small urban and rural farms
As much as 75 percent of global seed diversity in staple food crops is held and actively used by a wide range of small farmholders - workers of less than three to seven acres - with the rest in ge ... more
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Climate change hampering world food production: scientists
The acceleration climate change and its impact on agricultural production means that profound societal changes will be needed in coming decades to feed the world's growing population, researchers at an annual science conference said. ... more
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China approves Asian bid for Australian food group
China has given the green light to a Aus$1.34 billion (US$1.04 billion) takeover of Goodman Fielder by an Asian consortium, the Australian food manufacturer said Monday. ... more
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Scientists sound storm warning on African climate change
On a typical February day in west Africa, Cape Verdeans are taking time to cool down as the island nation is buffeted by a rare unseasonal downpour. ... more
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Australians get hepatitis A from Chinese berries
Nine Australians have contracted hepatitis A linked with eating contaminated berries from China, with the importer apologising Tuesday as the food scare spreads. ... more
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Study recommends closing the high seas to fishing
SFU biologist Isabelle Cote has co-authored a new study that finds little would be lost by eliminating high seas fishing. The high seas globally should be closed to fishing argues a new study in the ... more
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USDA approves new biotech apple for growth in U.S.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a new genetically modified variation of the fruit - approved Friday for growth in the United States - also keeps the spoiling away. At least for a while. ... more
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What's next in diets: Chili peppers?
Don't go chomping on a handful of chili peppers just yet, but there may be help for hopeful dieters in those fiery little Native American fruits. A large percentage of the world's population - full ... more
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Chinese investors ravenous for Europe food sector
Chinese foreign direct investment into Europe appears to be becoming a fixture after hitting a record $18 billion (15.9 billion euros) last year, with food and agriculture the top draw, a report said Wednesday. ... more
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Zara owner drops angora over China rabbit cruelty
Spanish clothing giant Inditex, owner of the Zara brand, said Monday it had stopped selling angora garments because of cruelty to rabbits the cosy wool is plucked from in China. ... more
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New catalyst uses light to convert nitrogen to ammonia
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Conservation looks good too
Researchers know that adding natural buffers to the farm landscape can stop soil from vanishing. Now scientists at Washington State University have found that more buffers are better, both for pleas ... more
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New tools to breed cereal crops that survive flooding
Scientists at The University of Nottingham hope new research could lead to the introduction of cereal crops better able to tolerate flooding. They have identified the mechanism used by plants in str ... more
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'Stressed' young bees could be the cause of colony collapse
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a major threat to bee colonies around the world and affects their ability to perform vital human food crop pollination. It has been a cause of urgent concern for sc ... more
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International partnership will develop first market ready sweet pepper harvesting robot
12 February 2015 will be the start of SWEEPER, an innovation driven international research programme for the development of the first generation market ready sweet pepper harvesting robot. The resea ... more
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Splash down
Farmers have long noted a correlation between rainstorms and disease outbreaks among plants. Fungal parasites known as "rust" can grow particularly rampant following rain events, eating away at the ... more
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Turning up heat on plants could help grow crops of the future
Crops that can thrive in warming climates are a step closer, thanks to new insights into how temperature and light affect plant development. Warm temperatures have important and unexpected roles in ... more
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