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Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas...

Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2

For the first time, a field test has demonstrated that elevated levels of carbon dioxide inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins, indicating that...

Eating less meat and dairy key to beating climate change

Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to research at...

California ranchers anticipate devastating drought impacts

As California braces for record drought, ranchers are among the most immediately impacted, and most say they are not ready for the severe water...

Kitty Litter: Potential New Use for Spent Corn Grains

Kitty litter that's nearly 100 percent biodegradable can be made by processing spent grains left over from corn ethanol production. U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Can food production increase without disease risk?

It’s an age-old dilemma. In order to produce more food in poorer, less-developed countries, you need water. But, for many regions, the water brings...

Future global reforestation unlikely

Feeding a growing global population while also slowing or reversing global deforestation may only be possible if agricultural yields rise and/or per capita food...

Report: Climate change to shift Kenya’s breadbaskets

Kenyan farmers and agriculture officials need to prepare for a possible geographic shift in maize production as climate change threatens to make some areas...

China’s clean-water program benefits people and the environment

The brown, smog-filled skies that engulf Beijing have earned China a poor reputation for environmental stewardship. But despite China's dirty skies, a study led...

Humans and robots team up for high-tech fruit harvest

With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated technology helps bring in...

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