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March 23, 2017

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March 23, 2017

Mar. 22, 2017 — 100% natural, 100% gluten free - get ready for the battle of the grain. Researchers have resolved the science behind a new bread-baking recipe. The method for making gluten-free bread uses rice-flour ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Food poisoning is a scourge. Yet preventing it is far from foolproof. But in a new study, scientists report that they are closing in on a way to use a combination of color-changing paper and ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Despite the large economic potential for honey production, many beekeepers in Uganda fail to produce and market enough honey to make a living from it. ... read more

Hand-Picked Specialty Crops 'Ripe' for Precision Agriculture Techniques

Mar. 2, 2017 — Precision agriculture techniques could have substantial financial benefits for producers of hand-picked specialty crops, according to a new paper. A researcher has developed a mathematical model that ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Chocolate lovers could soon have a harder time satisfying their sweet tooth. Worldwide demand for this mouth-watering treat is outstripping the production of cocoa beans, its primary ingredient. But ... read more

How to Reduce the Environmental Impact of a Loaf of Bread?

Feb. 27, 2017 — With millions of loaves of bread sold every year, bread remains a staple. In a groundbreaking study, researchers have now calculated the environmental impact of a loaf of bread and which part of its ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Soybeans with resistance to soybean cyst nematodes seem to have a yield advantage compared to susceptible varieties when SCN is present. Until now, scientists did not know what level of SCN ... read more

Cultivating Cool-for-Cash-Crop

Feb. 22, 2017 — Canola and camelina are cool-season crops that produce oilseeds. Soon they may find a home in California fields as a rotational crop with smart water use and high ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — 'Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population.' This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics, ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Scientists are developing a new line of fast-growing sprouting broccoli that goes from seed to harvest in 8-10 weeks. It has the potential to deliver two full crops a season in-field or it can be ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — Crop breeders grow thousands of potential varieties at a time; until now, observations of key traits were made by hand. In a new study, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, were used successfully to ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — If you know healthy eating is important for your kids, but you also feel like it's easier said than done, you're not alone. Many parents may not be following the recipe for encouraging ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — What looks like a caterpillar chewing on a leaf or a beetle consuming fruit is likely a three-way battle that benefits most, if not all of the players involved, according to an ... read more

Gene Editing Can Complement Traditional Food-Animal Improvements

Feb. 17, 2017 — Animal scientist say that gene editing -- following in the footsteps of traditional breeding -- has tremendous potential to boost the sustainability of livestock production, while also enhancing ... read more

Snap Beans Hard to Grow in Cover Crop Residue

Feb. 16, 2017 — More no-till farmers are using cover crops to conserve soil and suppress weeds, but many vegetable producers are reluctant to get on board. That's because many small-seeded vegetable crops ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — From 1950 to 2010, 27 percent of commercial marine landings were diverted to uses other than direct human consumption, a new research project has ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers are are unpacking the entire DNA sequences of 50 influential animals dating back to the 1950s, then honing in on the genes associated with specific traits in order to capture the best ... read more

Mediterranean Diet With Virgin Olive Oil May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol

Feb. 13, 2017 — A Mediterranean diet, particularly when enriched with virgin olive oil, appears to improve the function of high-density lipoprotein, the so-called good cholesterol, in patients at high risk for heart ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — By using high-res images taken by the latest generation of compact satellites, scientists have developed a new capability for estimating crop yields from ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Scientists have discovered why the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) is one of the most destructive pests to many of our most important crops. Their research will inform industry and research ... read more

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