crops
GMO Bans in Europe May Progress
GMO Bans in Europe May Progress
Kerry Grens | Nov 13, 2014
An environmental committee of the European Parliament approves a measure to allow members states to ban genetically engineered crops.
Sexless Hook-Up
Sexless Hook-Up
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species.
More Carbon Dioxide, Fewer Crop Nutrients
More Carbon Dioxide, Fewer Crop Nutrients
Kerry Grens | May 8, 2014
Plants grown in higher concentrations of CO2 have greater yields, but lower amounts of essential nutrients.
Crop Coalescence
Crop Coalescence
Tracy Vence | Mar 5, 2014
While national food supplies have diversified during the last 50 years, the global crop selection has homogenized, new analysis shows.
Pheromone Factories
Pheromone Factories
Kerry Grens | Feb 26, 2014
Genetically modified tobacco plants produce pheromones that can trap pests.  
Gut Microbes Prevent Locust Swarms
Gut Microbes Prevent Locust Swarms
Jef Akst | Jan 15, 2014
Migratory locusts are less likely to aggregate into crop-devastating swarms when infected by the parasite Paranosema locustae.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Dan Cossins | Dec 7, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Proteinaceous Cassava Lacks Protein
Jef Akst | Sep 19, 2012
A PLOS ONE study claiming to have jacked up the essential crop with a gene to allow the plant to produce protein is retracted.
Nanoparticles Harm Crops
Hayley Dunning | Aug 21, 2012
Manufactured nanomaterials, such as those found in cosmetics and fuel, affect soil productivity and food quality of soybean crops.
War-born Climate Change
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 3, 2012
A nuclear war could have profound effects on crops yields around the world, according to a new study.