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Eliminating photosynthesis ‘bottleneck’ could boost crop yields by 10%

[Fonte: GLP] Scientists have found how to relieve a bottleneck in the process by which plants transform sunlight into food, […]


CRISPR gene editing speeds efforts to breed disease-resistant wheat, cut nitrogen pollution

Researchers from around the globe gathered in Saskatoon [in August], focused on making wheat more efficient and sustainable using the latest in breeders’ tools. […]


Bacteria inoculate crops against salty soil, potentially bringing unworkable farmland back to life

[Fonte: GLP] [S]cientists have used bacteria found in the roots of salt-tolerant plants to successfully inoculate alfalfa plants against overly salty soil. […]


CRISPR guacamole, anyone? Gene-edited avocados could survive disease, cold climates

[Fonte: GLP] Researchers from Texas Tech University and the University of Buffalo have studiedavocados in a way that is best described as a 23andMe test …. […]


Why bugs may be coming to our dinner plates

[Fonte: GLP] Pretty soon there will be 9 billion people coming to dinner. That population boom is going to require an increase in food production, […]


‘Supercharged’ GMO crops could store 20 times more CO2 than average plant

[Fonte: GLP] Scientists are experimenting with new genetic modification technology that “supercharges” plants to enhance what they already excel at– sequestering carbon. […]


AI could help farmers cut weather-related crop losses by 25% as global food demand soars

[Fonte: GLP] The AI in agriculture market was valued at USD 600 million in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 2.6 billion by 2025. […]


Microorganisms could help rid soil of lingering pesticides

[Fonte: GLP] Pesticides have been widely used after the Second World War in management of weeds, diseases and pests of plants. […]


Biotech corn with multiple GMO traits poses no threat to human health, environment, EU study confirms

[Fonte: GLP] Following the submission of [an] application …. from Monsanto Company (referred to hereafter as the applicant), […]


New Zealand’s Royal Society calls for updated CRISPR rules to accommodate gene-editing innovation

[Fonte: GLP] Genetic technologies such as gene editing are developing quickly and their cost is rapidly falling. This is creating new approaches in health care, […]


Why GMO crops are planet’s best for sustainability

[Fonte: GLP] Decades have passed since genetic engineering and agriculture were linked positively—in the media at least. We love the idea of a sustainable society but we detest the idea that leads to it. […]


Are crops ‘doused’ with glyphosate? Wheat farmer debunks popular Roundup myths, claims sustainability benefits

[Fonte: GLP] Too often, science and facts fall victim to fear mongering and emotion. Recently, we have seen an uptick in false narratives around wheat growers’ use of the herbicide glyphosate. […]


Brexit could lead Britain to ‘ditching EU’s mindless precaution and innovation-crushing rules on GMO crops’

[Fonte: GLP] Britain was once the world leader in biotechnology for agriculture, but that all changed 20 years ago when the environmental movement led a successful campaign to scare people about it. […]


Finnish ecological sustainability study: Glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide has ‘minor, transient’ impacts on soil and animal health

[Fonte: GLP] Despite an increasing concern of consequences of using vast amounts of glyphosate-based herbicides in agroecosystems, their potential effects on non-target soil organisms and soil functioning are mostly unknown. […]


Controlling this gene boosts plant tolerance to water, salt stress

[Fonte: GLP] Plant Science reports that OsNCED5 gene regulated tolerance to water and salt stress, […]


Smartphone-powered device quickly detects diseased plants, could help protect crop yields

[Fonte: GLP] Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technologythat allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. […]


New breeding techniques can boost food security in Africa, report finds

[Fonte: GLP] New breeding techniques can help Africa meet its food security and industrial needs while improving farmer livelihoods, […]


Quest to reduce greenhouse gases needs modern farming techniques, not organics, research shows

[Fonte: GLP] To feed a global population that has expanded from 3.7 billion in 1970 to about 7.7 billion today, […]


Viewpoint: There will be no crop biotech revolution unless scientists, consumers learn to talk to each other

[Fonte: GLP] Advancements in crop genomics and molecular biology are enabling us to combat plant pests, disease, environmental stresses as well as enhance nutrition and plant growth. […]


1/3 of the world’s soil is degraded. But technology can bring our farmland ‘back to life’

[Fonte: Genetic Literacy Project] In Iowa they call it “black gold” – a fertile blanket covering the landlocked Midwestern state. […]