The data patterns allowed researchers to develop a matrix to predict the traits of rice plants depending on their genetics and the environment in which they are grown, which they said could be adapted and utilised for other crop types.
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Over the coming weeks, Soil Association Certification will be sharing learnings from organic businesses, webinars, panel discussions, articles and organic learning sessions, as it looks to provide further support for organic businesses throughout the pandemic.
A national programme that offers financial incentives so that low-income consumers can purchase more fruits and vegetables has shown great success in Oregon, according to a recent Oregon State University study.
Researchers have determined that the Microctonus brassicae wasp species, and genetically similar parasitic wasps, could be used in controlled conditions as a biocontrol to protect oilseed rape and other crops from damaging pests.
Marking International Tea Day, FAO led a virtual event attended by tea exporters, producers, experts and advocacy organisations to highlight the need to prioritise the sustainability and prosperity of the tea sector.
ProVeg International has claimed that the EU's new Farm to Fork Strategy has ignored the environmental and health impacts of animal farming.
The report findings are from a 2019 investigation into the contamination of romaine lettuce with several strains of E. coli O157:H7 which resulted in three outbreaks of foodborne illness traced back to the Salinas Valley growing region in California.
Andrew Sim, Partner in law firm Baker McKenzie's Beijing office, and Alanna Rennie, Associate in Baker McKenzie's Sydney office, detail how China’s Supreme People’s Court came to its ruling on Plant Variety Rights.
The research has suggested that efficient use of aquaponics - a system that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics - can be both economically and environmentally profitable.
In a bid to protect wheat and other crops from the Brome Mosaic virus, scientists from UC Riverside set out to better understand how the virus' particles interact with each other when infecting crops.
Andrew Brooks, Global Head of Sustainability at Olam Cocoa, explains the need to support cocoa farmers as a way to reduce deforestation, and highlights the progress that the collaborative Cocoa & Forests Initiative has seen.
Pig ammonia emissions factors are said to based on studies 20 years old, and revising these factors aims to help compliant producers avoid unnecessary expenses.
In a new paper, researchers have identified a series of multiscale and multidisciplinary components - from crop genetics up to global factors - that are “critical” for finding environmentally sustainable solutions to food security.
LGMA has a set out a series of new practices and and standards being carried out to ensure the food safety of leafy greens and to prevent future pathogenic outbreaks.