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Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat

By | April 1, 2012

Low-dose antibiotics in animal feed fuel drug-resistance in human infectious diseases.

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image: Banana Fungus Origin Revealed

Banana Fungus Origin Revealed

By | March 6, 2012

A fungal disease that is plaguing banana plants around the world originated in South East Asia.

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image: FDA Curbs Livestock Antibiotics

FDA Curbs Livestock Antibiotics

By | January 6, 2012

The agency has limited the use of antibiotics in farm animals.

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image: Environmentally-Friendly Sheep?

Environmentally-Friendly Sheep?

By | November 13, 2011

A new model of sheep farming shows that genetic changes can help lower methane production, leading to lower greenhouse gas emission.

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image: Marriage Affects Crop Diversity?

Marriage Affects Crop Diversity?

By | October 31, 2011

Nuptial arrangements between members of African farming communities could have influenced the genetic diversity of the staple crop cassava.

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image: Bird Flu Vax Spurs Virus Evolution

Bird Flu Vax Spurs Virus Evolution

By | October 21, 2011

Inadequate poultry immunization programs may cause higher mutations rates in the bird flu virus, rendering the vaccine ineffective and increasing the threat of cross-species transmission.

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image: Killing Pests by Disrupting Hibernation

Killing Pests by Disrupting Hibernation

By | September 30, 2011

New synthetic hormones can indirectly kill the corn earworm by disrupting its winter sleep habits.

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image: Big Boost to African Cassava Project

Big Boost to African Cassava Project

By | September 7, 2011

Philanthropic organizations devote millions to a research project aiming to develop genetically modified, virus-resistant versions of a Sub-Saharan staple crop.

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image: Opinion: The Water Deficit

Opinion: The Water Deficit

By | August 23, 2011

Current farming practices draw too much of the world’s freshwater supplies to be sustainable. A change is needed to support growing agricultural demand.

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image: The Beginning of the End for Bananas?

The Beginning of the End for Bananas?

By | July 22, 2011

Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.

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