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Horizon brings you the latest news and features about thought-provoking science and innovative research projects funded by the EU. Our articles are written by independent science journalists and are designed to appeal to both scientists and non-scientists alike.

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Pheromones, mulch and wildflowers – how to control pests without pesticides

Most crops require pesticides to grow profitably. But many pesticides are too efficient at killing insects, often indiscriminately. They aim to hit specific crop pests but spray deadly fire at friendly insects and some may harm pollinators such as bees. […]

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Mediterranean wineries are in a climate hotspot. Climatologists are helping them adapt

From the possible demise of Merlot grapes in Bordeaux to loss of olive trees in north Africa, the impacts of climate change will be felt by farmers across the Mediterranean region, say climatologists. […]

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To confront climate change, we need to understand the environmental footprint of global supply chains

In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic upended international trade. Countries shut their borders, breaking the webs of supply chains that crisscross the globe. These systems of people, organisations and companies […]

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Q&A: Why shorter isn’t necessarily better when it comes to food supply chains

Fears over supermarket shortages during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic led many people to buy their food from local producers, raising the prospect […]

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Why future homes could be made of living fungus

The installation, called Hy-Fi, was designed and created by The Living, an architectural design studio in New York. […]

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Trade and climate change increase pest threat to Europe’s forests

Pests are responsible for damaging 35 million hectares of forest around the world every year. In the Mediterranean region alone an area the size of Slovakia – […]

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Dairy waste is being turned into bioplastics and plant food

The EU produced 172.2 million tonnes of raw milk in 2018 and demand for milk is expected to rise in the coming years, […]

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For world’s poorest, coronavirus loss of income threatens ability to eat

Already 135 million people are on the brink of starvation because of conflict, climate change, extreme poverty and economic crises. The pandemic, […]

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Biodegradable glitter and pollution-eating microalgae: the new materials inspired by nature

Nature has spent millions of years evolving answers to problems. It has come up with ingenious solutions to build strong structures, […]

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Eating local and plant-based diets: how to feed cities sustainably

How do you feed a city? It is one of the great questions of our time. After all, for a species that ultimately depends on plants to feed […]

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How crop and animal sensors are making farming smarter

The bounty of food we can find on supermarket shelves across Europe is the result of knowledge accumulated over thousands of years by generations of farmers. […]

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Insects could help increase Europe’s food self-sufficiency but will they catch on?

As the world population grows, it will be a challenge to meet everyone’s nutritional needs with traditional sources of protein.
The global population is expected to increase by 2 billion people in the next 30 years while meat production is likely to double in the same period to meet demand. […]

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How speech recognition techniques are helping to predict volcanoes’ behaviour

Dr Luciano Zuccarello grew up in the shadow of Mount Etna, an active volcano on the Italian island of Sicily. Farms and orchards ring the lower slopes of the volcano, […]

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Fixing the food system

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The robots weeding organic farms and patrolling for greenhouse pests

Robots that use artificial intelligence to recognise the health of fruit and vegetable crops and when they’re ready to harvest are being […]

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How Stone Age humans unlocked the glucose in plants

Plants rich in starch helped early humans to thrive even at the height of the last Ice Age, researchers say.
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The fight to save Europe’s olive trees from disease

In the late summer harvest of 2013, olive farmers in the Puglia region of southern Italy noticed that the leaves on several of their trees were turning brown and their shoots withering. […]

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Why raising the alcohol content of Europe’s fuels could reduce carbon emissions

Labels that carry a single letter followed by a number are found on petrol pumps across Europe. Many motorists probably don’t notice these codes, […]

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