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Making more of Bioeconomy R&D Results, 6-7 October 2015 in Brussels.

The ProBIO Project is holding a conference on "Making more of Bioeconomy R&D Results" on 6-7 October 2015 in Brussels. The conference is divided per topic, so you can choose the day...

Food Standards Agency call for expressions of interest in strategic areas of research

The Food Standards Agency is inviting expressions of interest for innovative research proposals in five areas relating to listeriosis, use of technology in meat operations, next generation...

Project partners sought for SPIRE proposal on sytematic approaches for resource efficient water management systems in process industries

A project proposal for the SPIRE-1-2016 (Sustainable Process Industries through Resource & Energy Efficiency) “Systematic approaches for resource efficient water management systems in...

New €106 million released by Bio-based Industries JU to research innovative ways of using renewable resources

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking has published the second part of the 2015 call now focused on research and innovation actions, including demonstration actions. Deadline...

Find out about funding for use of satellites in agriculture and food industries

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting an  event on 7th October in London to bring together leading Agriculture, Food and Space companies to improve understanding of the challenges...

Tesco reports that new variety of larger and sweeter raspberry is helping drive record UK demand

A new, sweeter British-bred raspberry that grows up to twice the size of regular varieties is helping boost UK demand for the summer fruit to record levels. Since the raspberry season started in...

Agri-Tech East to launch new Soil Health Special Interest Group

Microbial activity is more important in maintaining soil health and its natural fertility than previously thought and a new technique to visualise soil structure will be...

Better-tasting supermarket tomatoes could soon be on their way

Tomato lovers rejoice: Adding or rearranging a few simple steps in commercial processing could dramatically improve the flavor of this popular fruit sold in the grocery store, according to...

Algae nutrient recycling is a triple win

Nitrogen and phosphate nutrients are among the biggest costs in cultivating algae for biofuels. Sandia molecular biologists Todd Lane and Ryan Davis have recently shown they can recycle about...

Just how clean is pre-washed spinach?

Have you ever wondered what the words triple-washed or pre-washed on a bag of baby spinach mean? Not much according to engineers at the University of California, Riverside. They have...

Accelerating forage breeding to boost livestock productivity

The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), with partners in the UK, Colombia and Kenya bring together their leading expertise in forage breeding for animal nutrition, cutting-edge genomics and phenomics...

How plant sensors detect pathogens

An international team of scientists has described precisely how a plant can sense a pathogen. “We know that plants have sensors to detect pathogens but we knew little about how they...

Sequencing of barley genome achieves new milestone

Barley, a widely grown cereal grain commonly used to make beer and other alcoholic beverages, possesses a large and highly repetitive genome that is difficult to fully sequence. Now a team led...

BusinessGreen Technology Awards: celebrating innovative clean technologies

BusinessGreen has announced the launch of the inaugural BusinessGreen Technology Awards to celebrate the UK's most exciting and innovative clean technologies. Entries should...

Business brokerage event on funding for water innovation (including agriculture), 1st October, Manchester

Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting a European Business Brokerage event for Horizon2020 funding for Water Innovation on  1st October 2015 in Manchester .  Focus...

What have DNA sequencing technologies done for animal science? 19-20 Oct, Roslin

The British Scociety for Animal science (BSAS) invites you to join them at a special conference on 19 - 20 October 2015 at The Roslin Institute, looking at how genome sequencing...

Breed4Food is recruiting for 8 PhD and 2 postdoc positions

STW Breed4Food Partnership is looking for talented persons for 8 PhD and 2 postdoc positions that want to join a multi-disciplinary team to conduct cutting-edge research in animal breeding and...

Humans carry more antibiotic-resistant bacteria than the cattle they work with

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a concern for the health and well-being of both humans and farm animals. One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine...

Stakeholder feedback requested for seafood traceability tool

Foof fraud, and traceability through the food chain, have become issues of public concern over the last few years, especially in light of the "horsemeat scandal." The Marine Stewardship...

GM described as 'the most critical technology' for feeding the world

A former adviser to the US Secretary of State says that genetic modification (GM) is the most critical technology in agriculture for meeting the challenges of feeding a growing global...
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