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New vaccines that can prevent metritis in cattle

Scientists at Cornell University have reported the development of the first vaccines that can prevent metritis, a common cattle disease.  Metritis is a bacterial infection of the uterus...

Improving the health and well-being of dairy cows

A three year BBSRC-supported  Knowledge Transfer Partnership  (KTP) between the University of Liverpool's Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease and Tesco Plc has resulted in the...

Research finds that farmed salmon pose clear reproductive threat to wild gene pools

Farmed salmon show full reproductive potential to invade wild gene pools and should be sterilised - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).  Their findings...

FSA Research call: effectiveness of depuration in removing norovirus from oysters

The Food Standards Agency is inviting tenders to design and execute a research study to identify and evaluate possible enhancements to improve norovirus removal from live oysters during...

Food Standards Agency invites tenders for campylobacter research

The Food Standards Agency is inviting tenders to research factors affecting variations in campylobacter disease rates in Scotland. The deadline for applications in Tuesday 12 May 2014. A...

Meta-analysis study predicts effect of climate change and adaptation on crop yield

In a newly published paper in Nature , a group of NERC funded researchers have performed a meta-analysis of over 1,700 simulation to examine the impact of climate change and adaptation on crop...

Repeated applications of manure contaminated with antibiotics changes composition of bacteria in soil

Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München, in a joint study with researchers of Julius Kühn Institute in Braunschweig, have found that the repeated application of manure contaminated with...

Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2

For the first time, a field test has demonstrated that elevated levels of carbon dioxide inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins, indicating that the nutritional quality of food...

InstantLabs and the University of Guelph to develop seafood identification test kits

InstantLabs has entered into an agreement with the University of Guelph to co-develop a portfolio of DNA-based seafood species identification tests to combat marketplace seafood fraud by...

US researchers hope new tests for pig viruses will prevent an epidemic in pork industry

Pork products are costing about 10 percent more than they did last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and economists expect the prices to continue rising because of...

Scientists uncover how bacterial parasites turn plants into the living dead

Forget popular video game Plants Vs. Zombies, some plants are zombies and BBSRC-funded scientists have uncovered how bacterial parasites turn them into the living dead. "For the...

New international partnership aims to unlock wheat’s potential

A new international partnership aims to increase wheat yields by 50 percent by 2034. This will address demand for wheat – one of the world's most important crops – that is growing much...

Researchers unveil new way in which plants perceive pathogens to activate immunity

Scientists at The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, with collaborators at Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, have unveiled a new way in which plants perceive pathogens to...

Diversity in UK gardens has key role in fight to save threatened bumblebees

The global diversity of plants being cultivated by Britain’s gardeners is playing a key role in the fight to save the nation’s threatened bumblebees, new research has revealed. ...

Scientists gain insights into pig disease which costs farmers millions

Scientists working to control one of the most widespread and damaging pig diseases have demonstrated that its causative virus infects immune cells, evading detection by the host immune system,...

Virtual bees help to unravel complex causes of colony decline

Scientists have created an ingenious computer model that simulates a honey bee colony over the course of several years. The BEEHAVE model, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, was...

Spread of a standard globalized diet is heightening risk of food crises due to climate change

A comprehensive new study of global food supplies confirms and  thoroughly documents for the first time what experts have long suspected: Over the last five decades,  human diets...

Managed honeybees linked to new diseases in wild bees

Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK's wild bumblebees, according to research published in Nature. The study suggests that some diseases are...

Climate change puts wheat crops at risk of disease

There is a risk that severity of epidemics of some wheat diseases may increase within the next ten to twenty years due to the impacts of climate change according to a study by international...

Cows are smarter when raised in pairs

Cows learn better when housed together, which may help them adjust faster to complex new feeding and milking technologies on the modern farm, a new University of British Columbia study finds. ...
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How traceability can work across entire food supply chain

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