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Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 09.04.2024
Simpson Centre at UCalgary launches program to increase adoption of digital technologies in Alberta agriculture

Agronomy / Food Science - 08.04.2024
Iris Apfel: A fashion dandy who proved age is simply a number, darling

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 03.04.2024
Where the wild bees are-and aren't-impacts food supply
Where the wild bees are-and aren’t-impacts food supply
Honey bees-plump, fuzzy and famed for their honey-making-capture the popular imagination. Yet, wild bees are equally vital for pollination and, by some measures, outshine honey bees as pollinators.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.03.2024
LACCAVE: a ten-year research partnership to adapt viticulture to climate change

Agronomy / Food Science - 21.03.2024
Phosphorus Absorption Improved and Zinc Content Increased
Phosphorus Absorption Improved and Zinc Content Increased
A new variety of rice that is adapted to life in low-phosphorus soils, that contains an exceptionally large amount of zinc and that was developed specifically for the conditions in Madagascar where it is grown, has recently been certified in the country.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 18.03.2024
Pesticide-free as a new pathway for agriculture
Pesticide-free as a new pathway for agriculture
We can transition to pesticide-free agriculture without converting to organic farming. Robert Finger outlines the advantages and challenges involved.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.03.2024
Sustainable farming practices vital for Ontario's environmental health
Sustainable farming practices vital for Ontario’s environmental health
Farmers need support to adopt farm forests, windbreaks and riparian buffers as environmental best management practices Ontario's agricultural sector plays a significant role in the province's economy.

Research Management - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.03.2024
The University of Valencia, among the top 50 positions in the world in seven subjects out of five rankings
The University of Valencia, among the top 50 positions in the world in seven subjects out of five rankings

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics - 12.03.2024
A thirst for adventure
A thirst for adventure

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.03.2024
Reducing pesticide use while increasing effectiveness
Reducing pesticide use while increasing effectiveness
In field tests, MIT spinoff AgZen demonstrated that its feedback-optimized spraying system could halve the pesticide needs of farms and improve crop yields.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 06.03.2024
High-tech fries thanks to statistics
High-tech fries thanks to statistics
Puck Mulders defended her PhD thesis at the Department of Mechanical Engineering on March 6th. She often stood between the potato plants in her boots and now these experiments serve as the basis for sustainable fry project 'Frietje Precies' .

Agronomy / Food Science - 01.03.2024
Behind the scenes with Haley Yiu
We interviewed the cast and crew of Another Life to offer a sneak peek into the characters, the writing process and more.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.02.2024
US rice exported to Haiti may be harmful to health
Study: Exposure to the global rice trade: A comparative study of arsenic and cadmium in rice consumed in Haiti Rice exported to Haiti-mostly from the United States-contains unhealthy levels of arsenic and cadmium, which can increase the risk of various cancers, heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses, new research shows.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 21.02.2024
U-M researchers join global team to overcome barriers to climate-smart agriculture in South Asia
Despite the possibility of climate-smart agriculture improving food security, most CSA practices and technologies are not widely adopted in South Asia. A global team of researchers, including Rajiv Ghimire and Meha Jain of the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability, has identified the key barriers to CSA adoption in South Asia and suggested strategies to overcome them in a recently published study.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 20.02.2024
Potassium in soil is running low, threatening global food security - study proposes way out
Potassium in soil is running low, threatening global food security - study proposes way out
Comment: Potassium in soil is running low, threatening global food security - study proposes way out Low potassium levels in soils around the world could pose a threat to global food production, writ

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.02.2024
Fruit and solar energy from the field
Fruit and solar energy from the field

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 19.02.2024
Can chickpeas and lentils grow in the UK? Scientists calling for schools to help find out
School children are being invited to help scientists find out if chickpeas, lentils, and other types of legumes could be grown in the UK. Scientists at the University of Southampton say that growing legumes in the UK could help to boost food security as our climate warms. Climate change is already impacting food staples like wheat and maize in the UK and other countries.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.02.2024
Towards sustainable mountain pastoralism
PRESSE RELEASE - The EU project LIFE PASTORALP has come to an end after nearly six years.

Agronomy / Food Science - 12.02.2024
Children failing to get adequate nutrition in early education centres
Children failing to get adequate nutrition in early education centres
Researchers at The University of Queensland have found meals provided in early education and childcare centres in some low socio-economic communities are not meeting national dietary recommendations.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.02.2024
A Healthy Heart Needs a Healthy Environment
Western dietary habits and the industrialised food production required for them are harmful to the microbiome of plants and thus ultimately also to humans and their hearts.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.02.2024
Trees can make farms more sustainable - here’s how to help farmers plant more

Agronomy / Food Science - Social Sciences - 08.02.2024
Nutrition potential of budding bushfood
Nutrition potential of budding bushfood
A bushfood staple could be the centre of a new Indigenous industry, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 02.02.2024
A ’cultivation battle’ for legumes

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 01.02.2024
INRAE in Senegal: working with African and French partners for the transition of agrifood systems

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.01.2024
The TSARA initiative confirms its commitment to transforming agrifood systems through research and innovation in partnership with Africa

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.01.2024
Balancing the potential and pitfalls of solar-powered groundwater irrigation
Clean energy technologies show promising benefits toward alleviating poverty but may have unintended consequences for groundwater depletion  The Water Institute In a bid to meet growing food producti

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.01.2024
Food from urban agriculture has carbon footprint 6 times larger than conventional produce
Food from urban agriculture has carbon footprint 6 times larger than conventional produce, study shows Study: Comparing the carbon footprints of urban and conventional agriculture (DOI 10.1038/s44284'023 -00023-3) A new University of Michigan-led international study finds that fruits and vegetables grown in urban farms and gardens have a carbon footprint that is, on average, six times greater than conventionally grown produce.

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 17.01.2024
Imperial startup raises £5.3m to unlock secrets of soil microbes
Imperial startup raises £5.3m to unlock secrets of soil microbes

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 16.01.2024
REWACT, a French-Thai International Associated Laboratory on the cold chain in tropical countries
REWACT, a French-Thai International Associated Laboratory on the cold chain in tropical countries
The REWACT (REducing food WAste in the cold Chain of Tropical countries) International Associated Laboratory (LIA) was launched in 2023.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.01.2024
Expert insight: There are big benefits to small-scale solar systems, but one critical weakness
A new study shows size matters in solar energy. The first ever life-cycle analysis comparing big and small solar photovoltaic systems has concluded that small-scale solar systems are in fact better for the environment than even the largest, and most efficient, solar farm.

Agronomy / Food Science - 08.01.2024
Does Canada’s food guide provide adequate guidance for older adults?
McGill University study highlights discrepancies between nutritional guidelines and nutrient intake required for seniors The latest Canada's food guide recommendations are primarily aimed at reducing chronic disease risk, however how well does our national guide for healthy eating serve the nutritional needs of all Canadians? Consuming adequate amounts of certain nutrients should be a priority for older adults.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.01.2024
Optimising Food Production and Carbon Storage
Model simulations show how a spatial reconfiguration of land use can increase food production while simultaneously storing more carbon A radical reconfiguration of historically evolved systems of land use would make it possible in principle to double food production, save water, and increase carbon storage at the same time.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 21.12.2023
Warwick Agri-Tech ploughs the future of farming and forestry with robotics
The University of Warwick announces Warwick Agri-Tech to help the future of farming with automation - addressing issues such as labour shortages, food insecurity and loss of biodiversity.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.12.2023
Soil Atlas Depicts the Distribution of Chemical Elements in Swiss Soils
Soil Atlas Depicts the Distribution of Chemical Elements in Swiss Soils
Agroscope and the Federal Office for the Environment have published the first Geochemical Soil Atlas of Switzerland.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.12.2023
Fungi-cranberry pairings have unsuspected potential
You'll be surprised to learn how much zing a root fungus can add to a favourite seasonal berry. At many winter holiday tables, cranberries have pride of place as an accompaniment to roast turkey and an ingredient in sparkling cocktails. This tart little berry is a big part of our seasonal cuisine here in Quebec, and for good reason: in any given year, we're either the second or third largest producer of cranberries in the world.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 13.12.2023
Fermentation project gets green light for NWO Perspective program
Fermentation project gets green light for NWO Perspective program

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 13.12.2023
Fermentation project gets green light for NWO Perspective programme
Fermentation project gets green light for NWO Perspective programme

Economics - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.12.2023
Food prices projected to rise in 2024, but less than previous years
Overall food prices will increase between 2.5 to 4.5 per cent in 2024, according to the 14 edition of Canada's Food Price Report released today.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.12.2023
Climate change and... water
Climate change and... water
More droughts in summer and autumn - combined, paradoxically, with an increased risk of flooding - and, in the long term, less snow in winter.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.12.2023
Accelerated climate action needed to sharply reduce current risks to life and life-support systems
2023 Global Change Outlook from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change quantifies benefits of policies that cap global warming at 1.

Innovation - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.12.2023
TUM IDEAward presented to three start-ups - TUM
TUM IDEAward presented to three start-ups - TUM

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.12.2023
INRAE and JRC renew their collaboration for four years

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.12.2023
Future cities depend on the future countryside

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 29.11.2023
Fertilize potatoes sustainably - the variety makes the difference
Press release: Fertilizing potatoes sustainably - the variety makes the difference Thesis by Göttingen University student on nitrogen fertilization receives award The Förderungsgemeinschaft der Kartoffelwirtschaft e. V.

Agronomy / Food Science - 28.11.2023
The Challenge of Nutrient Losses - Agroscope Supports Agricultural Practitioners
The Challenge of Nutrient Losses - Agroscope Supports Agricultural Practitioners
Nutrient losses are a key topic for Swiss agriculture. Current Agroscope figures show that nitrogen and phosphorus losses have decreased by around 10 per cent since 2014/2016. Despite this, further efforts are needed to achieve the targets set by policy-makers. With a new series of factsheets, Agroscope is helping farmers improve nutrient efficiency and thereby reduce nutrient losses to the maximum extent possible.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.11.2023
The big business of sustainable food production and consumption: Exploring the transition to alternative proteins
The big business of sustainable food production and consumption: Exploring the transition to alternative proteins
Josephine Mylan and John Andrews have written an article which has been published by the prestigious article Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences based on sustainable food production and consumption.

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 22.11.2023
A Roadmap for the Future of Agrotechnology
A Roadmap for the Future of Agrotechnology
How can reducing greenhouse gas emissions, more efficient energy use and animal welfare be balanced even more successfully in livestock farming in the future?

Agronomy / Food Science - Computer Science - 17.11.2023
AI-powered soil analysis software wins Imperial's undergraduate competition
AI-powered soil analysis software wins Imperial’s undergraduate competition

Agronomy / Food Science - 17.11.2023
Beefing up cattle supplements
Beefing up cattle supplements
Simple on-animal sensors could be a game changer for Australian beef cattle nutrition, according to University of Queensland research. Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation master's student Tamara Freitas-Kirk is using wireless technology and motion detection cameras to monitor individual food intake of a trial herd.

Agronomy / Food Science - Computer Science - 15.11.2023
AI-powered soil analysis software has won Imperial's undergraduate competition
AI-powered soil analysis software has won Imperial’s undergraduate competition
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