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November 23, 2015


Loss of mastodons aided domestication of pumpkins, squash


November 19, 2015


Tomatoes taste good because we slowed down their internal clocks - Domestication accidentally created a plant that thrives in long summer days (Ars Technica)


November 18, 2015


Neurogastronomy: How our brains perceive the flavor of food - Symposium explores the question: What would happen if scientists could trick the brain into thinking broccoli tastes like chocolate?


November 10, 2015


Building better rice (World Grain)


November 9, 2015


Matt Moscou’s plant discovery leads to human leukaemia treatment


November 6, 2015


New drought atlas maps 2,000 years of climate in Europe


November 5, 2015


Rothamsted Research and the value of excellence: a synthesis of the available evidence


November 4, 2015


New paths ahead for agricultural research (by CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff)


October 29, 2015


Patents fail to boost crop yields (SciDev.Net)


October 28, 2015


Researchers call for ambitious research to unlock the power of earth’s smallest ecosystems 


October 27, 2015


CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff’s 100 day perspective


October 14, 2015


United Kingdom - Chairman of Stormont’s Agriculture Committee says Agri‑Food and Biosciences Institute Loughgall should be centre of excellence (Farming Life)


Pioneering women in science: Ada Lovelace Day 


October 13, 2015


Standing up for science - Smear campaigns against those speaking out against scaremongering on genetically modified crops highlight why support for scientists involved in public outreach is so important (Nature Biotechnology)


October 9, 2015


New gene drive technology evokes hopes and fears


October 7, 2015


Blame it on mum and dad: how genes influence what we eat


October 6, 2015


'The Martian' food-growing system: it's here - A team of University of Arizona researchers can already "farm" on the red planet with a fully functional prototype greenhouse that produces sweet potatoes and strawberries


Australia - Innovation key to food security (The Land)


Are hybrid potato seeds the future?


October 5, 2015


Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award winners reflect “diversity and talent”


October 4, 2015


GenNext researchers: James Olmstead, Associate Professor. University of Florida (Growing Produce)


October 1, 2015


Data integration or die: the importance of biologist input in efficiently sharing data


Plant breeding, digital science - meeting world food demand (Delta Farm Press)


September 30, 2015


Cornell Nanoscale Facility seeks collaborations for nano-agriculture


Yield gap study highlights potential for higher crop yields in Africa


September 29, 2015


Australia - Wheat royalties aiding research (Stock Journal)


September 28, 2015


Curiosity-driven science at the John Innes Center


September 22, 2015


The Philippines - Partnerships and, investment are key to stronger rice R&D


September 21, 2015


Australian plant breeder claims that biosecurity bottlenecks are holding back innovation in plant breeding (ABC)


Interview de Rémi Haquin sur la mise en place du Plan Protéines Blé Tendre en 2014


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