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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

Antibiotics Could Be Cut by Up to One-Third, Say Dairy Farmers

Oct. 6, 2016 — Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new British survey say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Those questioned also think that ... read more

Overlooked Plants Defy Drought

Oct. 4, 2016 — A feature thought to make plants sensitive to drought could actually hold the key to them coping with it better, according to new findings ... read more

Cities Can Serve as a Refuge for Insect Pollinators

Oct. 3, 2016 — Residents living in towns and cities can play a major role in ensuring insect pollinators survive and thrive around them, a team of international scientists has ... read more

Foreign Farms Increase the Risk of Conflicts in Africa

Sep. 28, 2016 — For the first time, researchers point to areas in Africa where foreign agricultural companies’ choice of crops and management of fresh water are partly responsible for the increased water shortages ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — Scientists have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in prairie soils that had little or no exposure to human or animal ... read more

California's Almond Boom Has Ramped Up Water Use, Consumed Wetlands and Stressed Pollinators

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new study using aerial imagery across the state of California has found that converting land to grow almonds between 2007 and 2014 has led to a 27% annual increase in irrigation demands -- despite ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — High yields and an excellent disease resistance package—these are qualities producers can expect from Oahe, the new winter wheat cultivar recently released. From 2013 to 2015, Oahe ranked No. 1 in ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Plant scientists have shown for the first time how an ancient crop teams up with a beneficial microbe to protect against a devastating fungal infection, a discovery that may benefit millions of ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — To become a sustainable alternative to meat, reared crickets must be fed feeds other than the chicken feed that is most commonly used today. Researchers now present a study that shows that there are ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — In a new study that upends the way ornithologists think about a young bird's diet -- but won't shock parents used to scanning the nutritional profile of their children's food -- ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Plant diversity in intercropping leads to more diversity below ground too. Researchers are working to find the right combination for optimal crop and soil ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — A new study offers compelling evidence that a novel form of the dangerous superbug Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can spread to humans through consumption or handling of ... read more

Soil Management May Help Stabilize Maize Yield in the Face of Climate Change

Sep. 20, 2016 — How will we feed our growing population in the face of an increasingly extreme climate? Many experts suggest the answer lies in breeding novel crop varieties that can withstand the increases in ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — Feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce their risk of developing an allergy to the foods, finds a new ... read more

Climate Change Means Land Use Will Need to Change to Keep Up With Global Food Demand, Say Scientists

Sep. 20, 2016 — Without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall in the areas currently used for production of the world’s three major cereal crops, forcing production to move ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — Researchers have studied the behavior of watermelon consumers and found that participants were more willing to pay a premium for watermelons labeled as grown on preserved farmland — as opposed to ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — Scientists and consumers recognize the cholesterol-lowering power of oats, but what few know is that most of the oats American milling companies use comes from Canada. To increase oats production in ... read more

What Vitamins, Nutrients Will Help Prevent Glaucoma from Worsening?

Sep. 14, 2016 — A healthy lifestyle, consisting of balanced nutrition, moderate exercise, and appropriate rest is an important part of your overall health and well-being and can help prevent illness too. A recent ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — Farmers have been using a mix-and-match approach to practices for growing their organic veggies. Which combination of practices was best, however, was uncertain. Recent research sheds light on ... read more

A Faster, Better Way to Detect Salmonella in Meat, Chicken

Sep. 14, 2016 — Salmonella is the lauding cause of bacteria-associated foodborne illnesses in the United States, according to a study. Thus, early detection of the pathogen, by a rapid and sensitive test is ... read more

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