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Learn about the latest findings in crop research - SCI & KTN workshop, 20 October, London

SCI’s AgriSciences Group and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are holding a conference on " New Frontiers in Crop Research " on Thursday 20th October 2016 in London. This conference will provide updates in many exciting areas of crop research, including projects underway within the BBSRC funded research-industry clubs. The event also aims to foster the interdisciplinary...
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Major investment in research to boost Canadian agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture

The world’s increasing population, the corresponding growing demand for food, and climate variability will have profound impacts on the productive capacity of both oceans and agricultural lands. The knowledge of the genomic make-up, function and interaction of plants, livestock, fish and other species, has been rising, but its application to agricultural and aquatic productivity and food...
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Could reinserting good genes from wild plants back into our crops help us produce more food?

To feed the world's growing population - expected to reach nine billion by the year 2050 - we will have to find ways to produce more food on less farmland, without causing additional harm to the remaining natural habitat. A feature review, published on December 16th in the Cell Press journal Trends in Plant Science, points the way to intensifying agriculture sustainably by fixing...
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Fighting malnutrition with a ‘stronger’ chickpea

Micronutrient malnutrition affects more than 2 billion people. Researchers working at the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan are seeking long term solutions to help to alleviate the increasing micronutrient malnutrition problem by enriching food grains with essential micronutrients through breeding and appropriate management practices, collectively known as...
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New study confirms that GM crops do not harm beneficial insects and nematodes

A large body of literature has shown that genetically-modified plants that produce proteins from the bacterium  Bacillus thuringiensis  (Bt) to protect themselves from insect pests have little to no effect on a wide range of nontarget insects. However, concerns about Bt crops still exist. Now two new studies using more exacting methods show that Bt crops have no negative effects on...
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