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Conventional Yields Trump Organic

By | April 26, 2012

A new meta-analysis of farming practices suggests that traditional methods of cultivating food plants result in heftier harvests than do organic strategies.

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image: Building a Better Sheep

Building a Better Sheep

By | April 25, 2012

Chinese scientists claim to have cloned a lamb carrying a roundworm gene that aids in the production of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

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image: Banned Antibiotics Found in Poultry

Banned Antibiotics Found in Poultry

By | April 6, 2012

Researchers find evidence of illegal use of antibiotics in poultry products.

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image: Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat

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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