Boosting soil microbial abundance is said to be a step towards increasing global sustainability of food production.
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A team of Canadian researchers have developed a treatment combining fruit extracts and irradiation to prevent outbreaks of foodborne infections.
Euromed and Archroma have partnered to up-cycle saw palmetto fruit extraction residues, which is said to focus on the role of waste in growing, harvesting and post-harvest handling in the botanical industry.
University of Toronto biologists have reportedly developed a strategy for protecting crops against pathogens by characterising the global diversity of an important class of pathogen proteins, called effectors.
Tech aimed at increasing crop yields through automation and data-driven farming is said to provide a potential route for farmers to address challenges such as rising populations.
A new study in the US has identified specific health benefits from consumption of a particular algae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (C. reinhardtii), suggesting it would be particularly beneficial for those suffering from gastrointestinal disorders, such as IBS and colitis.
A recent investigation by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that the EPA has been flouting legal requirements to adjust limits for pesticides in foods, particularly under the Trump administration.
Scientists in Canada have developed a novel method that enables rapid identification of a plant disease called aster yellows (AY), facilitating faster response to combat the condition.
In a first of its kind study, researchers in the US have demonstrated the significant skin anti-ageing benefits of regular almond consumption.
Two key enzymes have been identified that release sulphur from health-beneficial chemicals in thale cress to promote growth in sulphur-deficient conditions.
Despite the cancellation of its trip to China as part of the Spring Asia Grower trip in April, the California Prune Board has stated that it remains committed to engaging with the growing Chinese market.
Cyclospora is a parasite that contaminates food - mostly fresh produce - which causes Cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness which is said to be on the rise in the US.
The groups announced that they hope to encourage more recycling of clamshells and create new specifications for packaging manufacturers.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of two programmes that aim to protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters.
To better understand how opinions affect the success of a control campaign, researchers coupled a mathematical model of the spread of a disease with a model of human behaviour that incorporates findings from a survey of growers.