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Sweaty cows offer solution to food security woes

By Gwen Ridler

Sweaty cows could help solve a number of global warming related food security issues, according to new research by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).

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Blue Food Innovation Summit, London

Sustainable aquaculture: Mowi, BioMar and policy shapers on solutions

By Jane Byrne

The opening session of the Blue Food Innovation event in London last week centered around the need for sustainable aquaculture innovation to address climate change, responsible feed sourcing and measuring, the social licence to operate, and consumer awareness....

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Climate change & wine: A global map of changing wine regions

By Rachel Arthur

Climate change could create dramatic shifts in where wine is produced: making vineyards unsustainable in some regions, but opening up new opportunities in others. Researchers have mapped how the global distribution of vineyards is likely to change.

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Sustainability Report Card, Part 5

Croptimistic: Soil mapping start-up makes promising start

By CM Tay

Canada-based Croptimistic has published its inaugural sustainability report detailing promising information on its product and service offerings and commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

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How multiomics is supporting agricultural analysis

By Oliver Morrison

Science continues to explore new ways to make agriculture more efficient in the modern world, taking a thorough approach to research and leaving nothing off of the table, including the impact of climate change. Here, we talk with Partha Banerjee, PhD,...

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Microplastics in soils… how big is the problem?

By Oliver Morrison

Plastic pollution in agricultural systems, much of it from fertilisers, has negative impacts on human health and productivity but little is known about concentrations of microplastics in soils. That is slowly changing, and recent studies examine both...

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New report addresses regenerative agriculture ‘knowledge-gap’

By Oliver Morrison

A widespread lack of consumer knowledge of regenerative, sustainable or nature-friendly farming marks a golden opportunity for organisations to adopt nature-friendly techniques to respond to their customers’ demands, research reveals.

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Microbes could help reduce the need for chemical fertilisers

By Oliver Morrison

Chemical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIS) have developed a coating that protects nitrogen-fixing bacteria from heat and humidity, which they claim could allow them to be deployed for large-scale agricultural use.

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