Scientific World

Agriculture

New research by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the International Institute of Applied Science (IIASA) proposes using soil bacteria to cut greenhouse gas emissions from food production.

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Food security

In the fight against global hunger, the human and financial costs of complacency are alarming. As a result of recent developments and the lack of concerted global action, achieving the established goal of the United…

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Plant breeding

Plants adapt genetically over time to the special conditions of organic farming. This has been demonstrated in a long-term study conducted at the University of Bonn in Germany. The results have now been published in the…

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Cocoa production

Researchers at ETH Zurich have teamed up with the food industry to produce a whole-fruit variety of chocolate. This helps increase the value creation of cocoa farming – and is healthier.

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Biotechnology

To meet the increasing global food demands and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), scientists highlight the need for combined organic farming techniques and modern biotechnology. A new study suggests that…

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Biodiversity

Global biodiversity declined between two and eleven per cent during the 20th century due to land-use change alone, according to a large multi-model study published in Science. Projections show that climate change could…

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Cocoa production

A rapidly spreading virus threatens the health of the cacao tree and the dried seeds from which chocolate is made, jeopardising the global supply of the world’s most popular treat.

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Plant breeding

With climate change threatening coffee cultivation, an international research team under the lead of Nestlé plant scientists are exploring how advanced data science and artificial intelligence can be leveraged to help…

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Biodiversity

Natural forest regeneration is hailed as a cost-effective way to restore biodiversity and sequester carbon. However, the fragmentation of tropical forests has restricted the movement of large birds limiting their…

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Agriculture

Mixing livestock and crops, integrating flower strips and trees, water and soil conservation and much more – a new global study has examined the effects of diversified agriculture. The conclusion is abundantly clear –…

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