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Vaccines developed for H5N1 and H7N9 avian influenza strains

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to...

Grown in Britain - Invitation to join UKTI at the World Expo in Milan on 6-10 July 2015

UK Trade & Investment invites you to join the Grown in Britain GREAT Week Agri-Tech which takes place in Milan on 6-10 July 2015. The GREAT Weeks are a series of trade missions...

Could a Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre student tackle your business challenges?

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre  (SAIC)   has funding for 25 MSc places at the Universities of Stirling and Dundee, starting in September...

BBSRC-Newton Fund Call for Virtual Joint Centres with Brazil, China and India in Agricultural Nitrogen

BBSRC, NERC and partners in Brazil, China and India are delighted to announce a Newton Fund call for Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen. Applications are invited to enable...

Workshop highlights role that mathematics can play in agriculture - presentations now available

Mathematics plays an essential role in agri-tech innovation, was the key message highlighted at a special seminar hosted at Harper Adams University recently. The event was organised by the...

Satellites for Food - Upcoming Competition

Innovate UK is scoping a new funding competition about the use of satellite and space technology in the production and distribution of food and it welcomes inputs from the relevant communities...

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre launches funding call for engineering-based solutions for sea lice control

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has launched an open call for expressions of interest (EOIs) on engineering-based solutions for sea lice control. Emerging technologies based on...

What are the next steps for UK agricultural technologies? Find out at a Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum event on 22 October 2015, London

The  Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum are holding a event on " Next steps for UK Agricultural Technologies – investment, research and progress from the catalyst projects " on...

Engineering innovation for agricultural water management in a changing climate, 20 May 2015, Newcastle

IAgrE Landwards Conference 2015 Too Much or Too Little Water? Engineering innovation for agricultural water management in a changing climate Wednesday 20 th  May 2015, Great...

Global map of antibiotic consumption in livestock predicts rising levels over next 15 years

An international team of researchers has recently published a global map of antibiotic consumption in livestock, alongside their predictions for rising levels of antibiotic usage over the next...

Making efficient use of manure - new dossier published

Wageningen UR has published a dossier containing a selection of the most important results, developments and information relating to policy, manure application, the environment, processing...

Bees prefer nectar containing pesticides

Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high...

Bumblebee genomes create a buzz in the field of pollination

Bees play a key role in our ecosystem and in the world’s food supply. Thanks to a large collaborative effort, the genomes of two important pollinating bumblebees have been sequenced and compared...

Study reveals microbial diversity in the stomachs of cattle

Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna have investigated whether stomach ulcers in cattle are related to the presence of certain bacteria. They analysed bacteria present in...

Sign up for distance learning with the Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ATP

The Advanced Training Partnership in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ( Pasture ATP ) offers postgraduate training through workshops and distance learning. They have five distance...

Agri Innovation Den now open for entries as part of new initiative to discover the best innovators in the UK’s agriculture industry

Do you have a technology based concept or idea that could change the face of UK farming? Budding entrepreneurs are being invited to showcase their ideas for...

Pig-borne disease most likely jumped into humans when rearing practices changed

The most virulent strains of Streptococcus suis , the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in adult humans in parts of southeast Asia and in pigs around the world, are likely to have evolved...

New Centre for Agricultural Informatics and Sustainability Metrics

Rothamsted Research, the University of Reading, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are to receive £11.8m to establish a new Centre for...

Biosensors in Agriculture Workshop, 17 June 2015, Birmingham

Agricultural science is a fast growing market, but faces a significant global challenges in the form of: A rising population Rapid development of emerging economies ...

Researchers show that plants exposed to bacteria activate their immune system using three separate mechanisms

Spring is just around the corner and for many of us that means planting a garden with plenty of fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes. However, some of the plants will be infected by...
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Catch up on the BBC series "Inside the Factory: How Our Favourite Foods Are Made"

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