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Crop Failure and Fading Food Supplies: Climate Change's Lasting Impact (Op-Ed)
wheat, grains, climate change
January 15th, 2016
Cereals are not just for breakfast — and with grain yields falling, expect to feel the impact.
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New GMO Controversy: Are the Herbicides Dangerous?
Ears of corn
August 19th, 2015
Although genetically modified organisms (GMOs) themselves don't appear to have ill effects on human health, some researchers argue that the herbicides used on these crops are an overlooked health threat.
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Engineering a Better Food Bank
Researchers visit a food bank
December 8th, 2014
Fairly and efficiently distributing food is a large and complicated problem and a team of engineers set out to make it work better.
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'Last-Resort' Antibiotics Fail Against New Superbugs
November 30th, 2015
A new gene in a strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) not only protects the bacteria against last-defense antibiotics, but is easily shared among microbial species.
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How Despots Arose With Agriculture (Op-Ed)
hieroglyphs, farming, agriculture
August 11th, 2014
It seems that with the beginning of agriculture around 10,000 years ago, group decision making changed
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Plant Detectives Dig Into How Cells Grow
One-week-old moss plants regenerated from single cells showing chlorophyll autofluorescence

May 30th, 2014
Moss offers clues in the search for how molecular signals direct cell growth.
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'Doomsday' Seed Vault: The Science Behind World's Arctic Storage Cube
September 24th, 2015
The ongoing civil war in Syria has led to the first-ever withdrawal from the Svalbard "doomsday" Global Seed Vault.
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New Farm Maps Offer In-Depth Picture of Global Agriculture
Global cropland map
January 20th, 2015
Two new maps available for free download considerably improve estimates of land dedicated to agriculture, and provide the first global overview of field sizes.
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New Tech Sheds Light on the Future of Food​
LED growing lights, agriculture, food production
July 19th, 2014
We need to make better use of land, light and logistics for an increasingly urban population. And we need to incorporate zero-waste and low-energy technologies into the task of food production.
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