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Grocery store program improves farmers' adoption of environmental practices
January 16, 2018
In one of the first analyses of a company-led sustainability program in the food and agriculture space, researchers found a major grocery chain fostered increased adoption of environmental practices at the farm level.
Fighting food waste in Africa with biofuel-run Sparky Dryer
January 16, 2018
The dryers start at about $80 and can dehydrate 10kg of mango in two hours running on 2kg of biofuel.
Study: Pesticide residue on food as risky as drinking one glass of wine—every 7 years
January 16, 2018
The present study adds support to the evidence showing that adverse health effects of chronic pesticide residue exposure in the Danish population are very unlikely.
Agricultural fungicide attracts honey bees
January 16, 2018
When given the choice, honey bee foragers prefer to collect sugar syrup laced with the fungicide chlorothalonil over sugar syrup alone, researchers report.
A biological solution to carbon capture and recycling?
January 16, 2018
Scientists in Scotland have developed a process that enables the E. coli bacterium to act as a very efficient carbon capture device.
Pregnancy test science could protect Brussels sprouts
January 16, 2018
The test picks up the presence of infective spores carried in the air around crops in the field. With weather data, results could indicate how likely a disease is to develop, allowing growers to decide if crop protection methods are needed.
Yeast may be the solution to toxic waste clean-up
January 16, 2018
A new study suggests yeast as a potentially safer and more cost effective way to help clean up these radioactive waste sites.
How ‘good’ bacteria can boost crop yields without pesticides or GMOs
January 16, 2018
A number of ‘good’ bacteria have now been linked to heightened resilience and yield in the face of drought, heat stress, salinity and plant disease.
Want to fix agriculture? Stop with the name-calling — and death threats.
January 16, 2018
Rudeness can increase polarization and entrench disagreements even further.

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