Many would be surprised to know that blueberries, not peaches are the most valuable fruit in the Peach State. Since 2005, Georgia's blueberry crop has more than tripled in value over its fuzzy orange competitor.
France 24 (July 5, 2013) Hopes of a genetically modified crop bonanza in India are fading fast. Maharashtra state has banned the use of a particular type of transgenic cotton made by industrial giant Monsanto, saying it's a ... watch video
Newsy (Feb. 28, 2015) California will go a second year without federal water for farmers. The state has been in a drought for four years, which could cause crop shortages.
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Reuters (Nov. 24, 2013) An Israeli enterprise says it has developed technology that will boost global crop yields without relying on genetic modification. The company says it can replicate natural processes in its ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Dec. 17, 2012) Peru's northern coastline is increasingly being battered by storms and other extreme weather linked to climate change. Now together with a local financial establishment, the German Society for ... watch video
AFP (May 22, 2013) Many Argentinian apiculturists decide to leave the Pampas in a bid to maintain the production and the quality of their honey. In fact, the single-crop farming of soya, a pillar of Argentina's ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (July 16, 2013) The use of pesticide and herbicide sprays is routine in Germany. From fighting weeds to fungus and insects, Bayer Crop Science has a suitable chemical agent. But nobody wants those chemicals in their ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 11, 2013) With flying cameras and three-dimensional nuclear spin imaging Ulrich Schurr is studying the growth of energy crops. Rapeseed, sugar beets, China grass - these are plants which can be easily ... watch video
May 28, 2015 Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men and is predicted to result in an estimated 220,000 cases in the United States in 2015. A team of researchers recently published results ... read more
May 28, 2015 Different people can vary substantially in their genetic susceptibility to viruses, including HIV. Although the biology that underlies this variation in humans is still being uncovered, it seems that ... read more
May 28, 2015 Research on canine behavior shows that gender, age, context and individual recognition can be identified with a high percentage of success through statistical and computational methods of pattern ... read more
Mar. 30, 2015 Roughly 8 percent of people in the US suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). SSRIs, such as Zoloft and Paxil, are the only currently-approved therapy, but their effectiveness is marginal. ... read more
May 9, 2014 Blueberries produce more seeds and larger berries if they are visited by more diverse bee species, allowing farmers to harvest significantly more pounds of fruit per acre. The researchers looked at ... read more
Apr. 27, 2011 The first analysis of the healthful antioxidant content of blueberries that grow wild in Mexico, Central and South America concludes that some of these fruits have even more healthful antioxidants ... read more