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Corn that acquires its own nitrogen identified, reducing need for fertilizer
August 10, 2018
Scientists have long sought corn that could fix nitrogen, to reduce the crop’s high demand for artificial fertilizers. Further research will determine if the trait can be bred into commercial cultivars of corn, the world’s most productive cereal crop

Carbon Storage and Land-Use Strategies in Agriculture
August 10, 2018
Researchers conducted field surveys of over 11,000 trees, in-depth interviews with farmers, and examined existing agricultural data to evaluate the potential impacts of different agricultural strategies on above-ground carbon stocks.

Introducing a car called Noah aiming to trigger a flood of bio-based motor vehicles.
August 10, 2018
This is the first time that a car chassis and all bodywork has been made from natural and bio-based materials - no metal or traditional plastics were used for the structural parts of the car.

Climate taxes on agriculture could lead to more food insecurity than climate change itself
August 10, 2018
This is the first international study to compare across models the effects of climate change on agriculture with the costs and effects of mitigation policies, and look at subsequent effects on food security and the risk of hunger.

US retail sales of plant-based milk up 9%, plant-based meat up 24% YoY
August 10, 2018
US retail sales of plant-based foods rose 20% to $3.3bn in the year to June 16, 2018, according to Nielsen data compiled for the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA).

Insect biomass conversion reduces food waste, creates animal feed
August 10, 2018
Soldier fly larvae plus rotting food waste make new recipe for sustainable fish and animal feed.

Scientists may have figured out how to use genetically modified rice to prevent HIV
August 10, 2018
The rice produces proteins that can bind to HIV viruses and stop the virus from interacting with human cells. The rice can be made into a topical cream that can be applied to the skin, protecting that person from HIV.

Breaking up 'fatbergs': Engineers develop technique to break down fats, oil and grease
August 10, 2018
Cooking oil and similar waste can clog pipes, harm fish and even grow into solid deposits like the 'fatbergs' that recently blocked London's sewage system. Researchers have found a way to treat these fats, oils and grease and turn them into energy.

GM Plants Could Provide Balanced Diet for Salmon
August 10, 2018
The study will see the farmed fish – which are not genetically modified – being fed oils pressed from camelina. The GM plant has high-levels of the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, and is safe and cost-effective for aquaculture feeds.

'Not particularly good news': Processing strips maize of healthy nutrients
August 10, 2018
The process of making corn flakes strips maize of its healthy phenolic compounds and tocopherols, meaning fortification with additives is the best solution to make corn products healthier, scientists have found.

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