A non-GMO approach to producing bigger, better wheat

A non-GMO approach to producing bigger, better wheat

Researchers have developed a new technology that not only increases the yield of wheat plants, but also makes them more resilient to drought. What makes this technology so interesting is that—if  successful in field trials—it might provide an alternative to genetic...
Investing in science-based fisheries management pays off

Investing in science-based fisheries management pays off

Based on a global survey, a group of researchers has found that the most effective fisheries management relies on science-based catch and fishing limits. For a recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers surveyed fisheries...
The redeeming value of weeds

The redeeming value of weeds

Poor weeds. They get a terrible rap in the plant world. And to be fair, they mostly deserve it. They force farmers to apply herbicides and, for some crops, use transgenic seeds that are resistant to those herbicides. And they are a major source of lower-back pain for...

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