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The scientist responsible for the only public trial of a gene edited crop in Europe has said the EU decision to reclassify the plants as GM will cause a regulatory nightmare for food standard agencies.
18 Dec 2018
Earth observation data from satellites and drones promise support for hard-pressed farmers in Colombia who are seeking to improve the viability of the country’s agriculture.
25 Jul 2018
The huge growth in livestock farming in China, making it the world’s largest producer by the 1990s, had profound consequences for the planet that its scientists are now addressing.
19 Jul 2018
From a single event in London just nine years ago, Soapbox Science is now an international occasion for women to talk about their science and how they got to where they are today.
28 Jun 2018
Long-term trials at Rothamsted Research have confirmed how the devastating take-all root fungus of cereal crops can be contained by careful choice of the varieties grown.
22 Jun 2018
Rothamsted launches a collaborative programme of accelerated innovation that draws on European funding to develop research ideas from the agri-tech sector into new industries.
Natural use of biology to control disease in crops is the Holy Grail of agriculture, and a team of young researchers has found a way of easing cereals’ risks from a deadly root pathogen.
22 May 2018