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How a plant resists drought

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Biophysical Society
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2017-02-14

Climate change will bring worsening droughts that threaten crops. One potential way to protect crops is by spraying th....

India needs 1.5 million tonnes of sugar imports in 2017: Trade group

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Reuters
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2017-02-13

India, the world's biggest consumer of sugar, will likely need to import around 1.5 million tonnes of the sweetener th....

Despite few taste genes, honey bees seek out essential nutrients based on floral resources

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sciencedaily
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2017-02-09

Despite having few taste genes, honey bees are fine-tuned to know what minerals the colony may lack and proactively se....

Four threats to global food security and what we can do about them

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Stuart Thompson
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2016-09-21

Can we really feed nine billion people? That’s the estimated global population in the year 2050. It should be po....

Africa needs to move faster to deliver life-saving soil science solutions

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Esther N Ngumbi
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2016-09-14

Not many years ago, global health advocates bemoaned the fact that it took decades for life-saving vaccines to become ....

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