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Ten new CIMMYT-developed maize varieties released in Pakistan

New maize varieties to bolster seed sector and enhance farm productivity

07-Feb-2020

Pakistan’s maize sector achieved a remarkable milestone in 2019 by releasing ten new maize varieties developed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) for commercial cultivation. The new varieties were released by two public sector research institutes. The Maize and ...

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New research shows sustainability can be a selling point for new ingredients

03-Feb-2020

The first UK consumer study on the use of Bambara Groundnut as an ingredient in products has shown that sharing information on its sustainable features increased consumers' positive emotional connection to food. Researchers from the University of Nottingham's School of Biosciences tested Biscotti ...

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Global food production at risk of simultaneous heat waves across breadbasket regions

11-Dec-2019

Certain patterns in the jet stream encircling the Earth can bring simultaneous heatwaves to breadbasket regions responsible for up to a quarter of global food production. Particularly susceptible are Western North America, Western Europe, Western Russia and Ukraine. Extreme weather events of such ...

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How to fight illegal cocoa farms in Ivory Coast

Study finds regular foot patrols reduce illicit activity

22-Nov-2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The world's love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds. But an international group of researchers has found that simply patrolling the grounds of two forest ...

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Knowledge of the origin of the food makes it taste better

14-Nov-2019

Well-known foods taste the best, but if we know where the food comes from and how it is made, it gets better, even if we don't think the taste is spot on. New research from Future Consumer Lab at the University of Copenhagen demonstrates this. The research was conducted in Indonesia with the ...

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Cargill to invest $225 million at facility in Sidney, Ohio

Expanded soybean crush site will benefit local farmers and global consumers

18-Oct-2019

Cargill is expanding its integrated soybean crush and refined oils facility in Sidney, Ohio, to better serve area farmers and to meet growing demand for protein and refined oils. The company will invest approximately $225 million at the Sidney site, increasing crush capacity and modernizing ...

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The next agricultural revolution is here

23-Sep-2019

As a growing population and climate change threaten food security, researchers around the world are working to overcome the challenges that threaten the dietary needs of humans and livestock. A pair of scientists is now making the case that the knowledge and tools exist to facilitate the next ...

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Advanced breeding paves the way for disease-resistant beans

11-Sep-2019

ETH researchers are involved in the development and implementation of a method to efficiently breed for disease-resistant beans in different regions of the world. Their work will help to improve the livelihood and food security of smallholders in developing countries. For many people in Africa ...

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Not all meat is created equal

How diet changes can sustain world's food production

10-Sep-2019

If you wanted to really mess with the world's food production, a good place to start would be in Morocco. They don't grow much here, but it is home to mines containing most of the world's known reserves of phosphate rock, the main source of the nutrient phosphorus. Most of us across the globe, ...

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Protein Industries Canada Issues Second Call for Proposals

27-Aug-2019

Protein Industries Canada will begin accepting Expressions of Interests (EOIs) for its second call for proposals on September 1, 2019. The call closes on September 13, 2019. "We are excited to issue our second call for proposals as we keep working to advance the value-added processing sector ...

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