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Current Protocols Pop Quiz

From now until 10 November 2015 , stand a chance to win Amazon eVouchers when you take our Current Protocols pop quiz. Discover a wealth of knowledge from hundreds of laboratory protocols as you take part in this easy and fun quiz. How it works? 1. Enter your particulars. 2. Answer 3 questions successfully and […]

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Genetically Manipulating Plants Can Reduce their Water Needs

Improving the efficiency by which crops use water is a critical priority for regions facing increased drought or diminished groundwater resources.  Now researchers have found that this can be achieved by genetically altering plants’ stomata, the tiny openings on the leaf surface through which  carbon dioxide is absorbed and water evaporates. “We now have genetic […]

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livestock and food security

Livestock and Food Security: How to Feed 10.6 Billion People in 2050?

We have kind of heard or read somewhere that total population on earth is expected to hit 10.6 billion by 2050? But did you know that we need to increase food production by 70% to cater to a population of 9 billion people? While animal products account for about one-third of our protein consumption globally, […]

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China and Brazil in African Agriculture

China and Brazil in African Agriculture

The questions of how Africa can feed itself, and how the agricultural sector can be a more effective engine for growth and development, have long been a target of international development efforts from western donors. But the emergence of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries as major players has raised hopes […]

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Food Safety Agriculture Free Research Paper

Interested in food safety, food security and sustainable production?

To address key topics such as potential food security breaches like the horsemeat detected in UK meat products and the nitrification inhibitor DCD detected in milk powder in Asia that became headline news this year as well as research to underpin sustainable food production – crucial if society is to cope with increasing global population […]

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