Locusts have reportedly ravaged wheat, cotton and vegetable crops in Pakistan in the worst infestation in the country since the 1990s.
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Data released by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) said that there is a “great deal of uncertainty” around approximately a tenth of England's potato crop as farmers review the damage of the flooding.
A report comissioned by the Wildlife Trusts points out that there is a decline in insect populations due to the over use of insecticides and pesticides, which puts global food production at risk.
Good harvests have reportedly created an imbalance between supply and demand on the EU olive oil market, resulting in a fall in prices. In an attempt to re-balance the market, the European Commission has adopted private storage aid for virgin olive oils.
The University of Sheffield study shows how an electrical reaction in protein complex cytochrome b6f provides the energy that plants need to turn carbon dioxide into the carbohydrates and biomass that sustain the global food chain.
Researchers have revealed that eight SDHI pesticide molecules sold in France do not just inhibit the SDH activity of fungi, but can also block that of earthworms, bees and human cells in varying proportions.
The FDA’s approach to sampling is intended to help the agency learn more about the prevalence of disease-causing bacteria in certain foods and identify patterns that may help prevent future contamination.
Researchers at the University of Guelph have shown how a compound found exclusively in avocados can inhibit cellular processes that normally lead to diabetes.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has announced its commitment to supporting greater inclusion of smallholders into the sustainable palm oil supply chain, through the adoption of the RSPO Independent Smallholder (ISH) Standard.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the recent E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, involving 23 illnesses, that was likely associated with romaine lettuce, "appears to be over".
The FDA has made testing methods for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a number of food groups available, as well as the final results from its limited food sample testing surveys in June 2019.
North Bay Produce is recalling fresh apples due to the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, after tests showed positive results of the organism.
Results from the John Innes Centre research show that the new system yields transformation efficiencies of up to 25 percent – five times those generally achieved using comparable systems.