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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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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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image: Opinion: Food Security Needs Sound IP

Opinion: Food Security Needs Sound IP

By | July 20, 2011

To meet the agricultural demands of the growing population, appropriate technology transfer incentives are a must.

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image: Anti-GM Vandals Destroy Crops

Anti-GM Vandals Destroy Crops

By | July 19, 2011

German and Australian activists opposed to genetically modified foods ruined experimental test beds of maize, wheat, and potatoes.

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Honey bee microbiome probed

By | June 9, 2011

Researchers reveal several new viruses lurking in healthy hives.

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Drought-tolerant corn trials underwater

By | May 26, 2011

Agribusiness giant Monsanto is finding out that it's difficult to conduct field trials of drought-resistant corn when it won't stop raining. The company hopes to launch a new line of corn seed that's been genetically engineered to thrive in drough conditions by 2013.

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Alternative Agriculture

By | February 1, 2011

The debate over genetically engineered crops rages on, but other technologies offer new hope for sustainable farming.

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Human Effects

By | January 1, 2011

Editor's Choice in Ecology

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