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More wheat for global food security

Utilizing substantial genetic potential for higher yields

05-Aug-2022

The disruptions in global trading markets resulting from the war in Ukraine, among other causes, have focused public attention on the issue of securing a sufficient supply of high-quality foods for the global population. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are searching for ...

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Green tea extract promotes gut health, lowers blood sugar

Study shows potential to reduce risks of metabolic syndrome

28-Jul-2022

New research in people with a cluster of heart disease risk factors has shown that consuming green tea extract for four weeks can reduce blood sugar levels and improve gut health by lowering inflammation and decreasing “leaky gut.” Researchers said this is the first study assessing whether the ...

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A history of rye: How early farmers made plants genetically less flexible

25-Jul-2022

Over the course of many thousands of years, humans turned rye into a cultivated plant. In doing so, they have considerably limited its genetic flexibility. Today, wild rye not only has a more diverse genetic make-up, it is able to recombine this more freely than its domesticated cousins. A ...

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Wikifarmer Raises Large Seed Round From World Class Investors

To Spread Sustainable Agricultural Knowledge Across the Globe and Digitize Agricultural B2B Commerce

06-Jul-2022

Wikifarmer, a global platform with the mission of empowering farmers through educating them and offering them access to the open market to sell their products at fair prices and mentioned as the “Wikipedia of Farming” by the FAO of the UN, has successfully completed a Seed financing round with ...

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Who trusts gene-edited foods?

New study gauges public acceptance

01-Jul-2022

Through CRISPR and other gene-editing technologies, researchers and developers are poised to bring dozens – if not hundreds – of new products to grocery stores: mushrooms with longer shelf lives, drought-resistant corn and bananas impervious to a fungus threatening the global supply. A few, ...

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Study shows that getting pesticide reduction policies right is crucial for food security

24-Jun-2022

The term peri-urbanagricultureis generally used to describe the cultivation of plants and livestock on the fringes oflarge population centres. However, factors such as urban expansion, rising labour costs and limited labour supply are putting peri-urban agriculture under increasing pressure. ...

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Carlsberg makes bio-based and fully recyclable bottles available to consumers in its largest ever trial

22-Jun-2022

In its largest pilot to date, Carlsberg Group has today revealed the trial of its new Fibre Bottle, putting the bio-based and fully recyclable beer bottle into the hands of consumers for the first time. With a continued focus on evolving technology and sustainable practices, the bottle also ...

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Fifth of global food-related emissions due to transport

Among rich countries, eating locally urgently needed, study finds

22-Jun-2022

In 2007, ‘locavore’ – a person who only eats food grown or produced within a 100-mile (161km) radius – was the Oxford Word of the Year. Now, 15 years later, University of Sydney researchers urge it to trend once more. They have found that 19 percent of global food system greenhouse gas emissions ...

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Sriracha hot sauce maker warns of shortage

13-Jun-2022

Bottles of the popular Sriracha hot sauce could be hard to find on store shelves this summer. Southern California-based Huy Fong Inc., told customers in an email earlier this year that it would suspend sales of its famous spicy sauce over the summer due to a shortage of chili peppers. The company ...

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SCI launches new JSFA Reports journal in response to content growth

First ever DNA traceability of food delicacies study features in the first issue

08-Jun-2022

SCI's Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (JSFA) has launched a sister title, JSFA Reports, in response to the large number of high quality submissions it has been receiving.Launched in December 2021,the first two issues of JSFA Reports have covered areas as diverse assoil ...

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