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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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UMD scientists identify mechanism responsible for fruit and seed development in flowering plants

This research could allow agriculturists to optimize productivity and explore the viability of ‘virgin fruits'

14-Jul-2022

With rising global temperatures and dwindling pollinator populations, food production has become increasingly difficult for the world’s growers. Anew studyfrom researchers at the University of Maryland’sDepartment of Cell Biology and Molecular Geneticsaddresses this issue, providing insight ...

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Global wheat production can be doubled

Fine tuning their genomes would help regional wheat varieties feed growing population

13-Jul-2022

A first-of-its-kind analysis of the untapped genetic potential of wheat shows global yields are only half of what they could be. The team of international experts, led from the UK’s Rothamsted Research, says this ‘genetic yield gap’ could be closed by developing wheat varieties tailored to each ...

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Millet in the Bronze Age: A Superfood conquers the World

A research team at Kiel University has reconstructed in detail the spread of the grain from East Asia to Central Europe

14-Jun-2022

People were already living in a globalised world 3,500 years ago. That is the conclusion of researchers at Kiel University (CAU). They have been able to reconstruct the spread of broomcorn millet in detail and found out that the grain was already spread from Asia to Central Europe at that time. ...

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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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New strategies to save the world’s most indispensable grain

Genetic insights help rice survive drought and flood

24-May-2022

Plants - they’re just like us, with unique techniques for handling stress. To save one of the most important crops on Earth from extreme climate swings, scientists are mapping out plants’ own stress-busting strategies. A UC Riverside-led team has learned what happens to the roots of rice plants ...

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Global trade not self-sufficiency is key to overcoming food shortages in times of war and crisis

IAMO Policy Brief 44 examines the effects of the war in Ukraine on global food markets

02-May-2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent prices soaring for agricultural commodities such as grains, vegetable oils and fertilizers. This could destabilize food security, particularly in import-dependent countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region). In the latest IAMO Policy Brief 44, ...

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Ardent Mills Introduces New Gluten-free and Keto-friendly Flour Blends for Canadian Market

26-Apr-2022

Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, today announced the launch of its new certified gluten-free flour blends and Keto-friendly flour blends for the Canadian market. The expansion of its portfolio comes as a natural next step in Ardent Mills’ strategic growth plan to ...

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Food crisis due to Ukraine war calls for demand-side action: less animal products, less waste, and greening EU agricultural policy

22-Mar-2022

The global food system is impacted by the war in Ukraine, adding to the direct humanitarian and security crisis caused by the Russian aggression. Ukraine and Russia are major producers of grains and fertilizers, yet their exports are at risk of getting disrupted. However, agricultural ...

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Soil tillage reduces availability of ‘longevity vitamin’ ergothioneine in crops

09-Feb-2022

Soil tillage on farms may significantly reduce the availability in crops of ergothioneine (ERGO), an amino acid produced by certain types of soil-borne fungi and bacteria that is known as a “longevity vitamin” due to its potent antioxidant properties, according to new research by an ...

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