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Compared with their urban counterparts, babies and toddlers in rural Nigeria have gut microbiota that more closely resembles that of adults in their community.

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Organic Fertilizers Rife With Microplastics: Study

By Shawna Williams | April 4, 2018

Converting biowaste to plant food is an overlooked source of tiny plastic pollutants, researchers say.

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The report provides evidence that goes against concerns that Monsanto’s popular herbicide, Roundup, is carcinogenic. 

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Agriculture faculty members allege funding from industry organizations is tied to their employment status.

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The discovery of peptides, enzymes, and other gene products that confer antibiotic resistance could give clues to how it develops.

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Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.

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Unexpectedly Wild

By Karen Zusi | September 1, 2015

Genomic analysis reveals pigs interbred with wild boars during domestication.

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Bees Drawn to Pesticides

By Kerry Grens | April 24, 2015

One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.

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Taming Bushmeat

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

Chinese farmers’ efforts at rearing wild animals may benefit conservation and reduce human health risks.

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Ancient Europeans Were Lactose Intolerant

By Bob Grant | October 21, 2014

Five-thousand years after agricultural practices spread across Neolithic Europe, human populations remained unable to digest sugars from the milk of mammals.

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