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May 3, 2016

Customized Snacks Created Through 3D Food Printing

May 3, 2016 — Scientists are aiming to develop advanced food manufacturing technologies by combining expertise in food, material science and 3D printing technology. Healthy snacks with great textures are in ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Engineers are using nanoparticle technology in an effort to meet the ever-increasing demand for food. Their innovative technique boosts the growth of a protein-rich bean by improving the way it ... read more

Crop Advances Grow With Protection, Study Suggests

Apr. 27, 2016 — A team of researchers examined the impact of intellectual property protection in a new study. They found intellectual property protection benefits both plant breeders and ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Longer parboiling processes at higher temperatures cause more micronutrients to migrate from a rice grain's outer bran layer into the starchy core, food scientists ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Food scientists have discovered how to add carrot pomace -- the pulpy leftover from juicing the veggies -- to cornstarch, increasing the nutrition and 'puffiness' of snack ... read more

Changing the World, One Fridge at a Time

Apr. 22, 2016 — To help change the world, have a look inside your fridge -- this is one of the messages contained in a new article. Food waste has attained monumental proportions in both the developed and developing ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — The reaction in which harmful reactive oxygen species are created during plant photosynthesis has been clarified, and along with it, the mechanism behind plant withering. This discovery could help to ... read more

Tap Water, Table Salt May Be Safer, Cheaper for Milk Production Cleanup

Apr. 20, 2016 — A safer option for cleaning milking systems on dairy farms may also decrease cleaning time and cost, according to a team engineers. The researchers studied the effectiveness of the first three cycles ... read more

Herbicide Resistance in Waterhemp Continues to Grow

Apr. 20, 2016 — Populations of the broadleaf weed waterhemp have been found to be resistant to the class of herbicides known as HPPD-inhibitors. A new study shows waterhemp resistant to HPPD-inhibitors were also ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Natural control, also known as autonomous control, may offer an alternative to chemical insecticides if conditions are right, new research ... read more

Feeding the World Without Further Deforestation Is Possible

Apr. 19, 2016 — Deforestation is necessary to feed the growing global population – this is a common belief that has now been disproven by researchers. In a new study, they present results that reveal that it is ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — A team of scientists is turning to the combined knowledge of the global scientific community to address an emerging threat to Asian ... read more

Scientists Discover C4 Photosynthesis Boosts Growth by Altering Size, Structure of Plant Leaves, Roots

Apr. 18, 2016 — Plants using C4 photosynthesis grow 20-100 percent quicker than more common C3 plants by altering the shape, size and structure of their leaves and roots, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Wild bumblebees are born with the ability to remove pollen from nectarless flowers using high-frequency vibrations, researchers have found. This study is the first to show that the ability to vibrate ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — From the Amazon to Africa, tropical regions are widely expected to play a growing role in supplying food to the world. With global population on the rise, many policy experts and conservationists see ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — A new study tries to disentangle the complex question of whether rising amounts of carbon dioxide in the air might in some cases help crops. It suggests that while greater warmth will reduce yields ... read more

Mapping a Path to Improved Cassava Production

Apr. 18, 2016 — Though cassava is easy to cultivate, it is particularly vulnerable to plant pathogens, which can significantly reduce crop yields. To help improve breeding strategies for this root crop, a team of ... read more

Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Produce Higher Soybean Yields in the Southern US

Apr. 18, 2016 — Treating soybean seeds with neonicotinoid pesticides (imidacloprid or thiamethoxam) provides higher yields in southern US states, scientists have found. The results of their study contrast with a ... read more

Florida Citrus Growers: 80 Percent of Trees Infected by Greening

Apr. 18, 2016 — Florida's citrus growers say as much as 90 percent of their acreage and 80 percent of their trees are infected by the deadly greening disease, which is making a huge dent in the state's ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A key mutation in the protein shell of canine parvovirus -- a single amino acid substitution -- plays a major role in the virus' ability to infect hosts of different ... read more

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