Hybrid Rice Developer Yuan Longping Dies at 90
Hybrid Rice Developer Yuan Longping Dies at 90
The high-yield variety of rice he produced in the 1970s prevented countless people from dying of starvation.
Hybrid Rice Developer Yuan Longping Dies at 90
Hybrid Rice Developer Yuan Longping Dies at 90

The high-yield variety of rice he produced in the 1970s prevented countless people from dying of starvation.

The high-yield variety of rice he produced in the 1970s prevented countless people from dying of starvation.

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Book Excerpt from <em>Resetting the Table</em>
Book Excerpt from Resetting the Table
Robert Paarlberg | Feb 3, 2021
In his book’s introduction, author Robert Paarlberg advocates for the use of modern science in agriculture.
Interactive Infographic: How Salt Transforms Coastal Forests
Interactive Infographic: How Salt Transforms Coastal Forests
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2020
Rising sea levels are pushing salty tides and storm surges farther inland, leading to the forest death and a shift from forested habitats to marsh.
Climate Change Is Killing East Coast Forests
Climate Change Is Killing East Coast Forests
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2020
As the salty Atlantic Ocean pushes farther inland, forests are turning to marsh. Some scientists want to speed the transition.
State Marijuana Legalization Aids Research Very Little
State Marijuana Legalization Aids Research Very Little
Ashley Yeager | Sep 20, 2019
Recent federal announcements serve as reminders that in the US policy continues to outpace science when it comes to cannabis.
Scientists Race to Build Vaccine for African Swine Fever
Scientists Race to Build Vaccine for African Swine Fever
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 24, 2019
The devastating outbreak of the disease that has led to millions of pig deaths in East Asia has intensified efforts to develop a vaccine quickly, but the virus presents several challenges that are yet to be overcome.
New Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Soil Microbes
New Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Soil Microbes
Ashley Yeager | Jun 19, 2017
The discovery of peptides, enzymes, and other gene products that confer antibiotic resistance could give clues to how it develops.
Report: Sales for Antibiotics on Farms Rose
Report: Sales for Antibiotics on Farms Rose
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2014
Amid concerns that the use of antibiotics may contribute to drug resistance, sales for use in livestock rose in recent years.
One Case Closes, Another Opens
One Case Closes, Another Opens
Tracy Vence | Sep 29, 2014
Unsure of the origins of a rogue crop found on an Oregon farm, the US Department of Agriculture is following up on a second issue related to genetically engineered wheat.
Pharma Firms Comply with New Antibiotics Rules
Pharma Firms Comply with New Antibiotics Rules
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 31, 2014
Most drug manufacturers agree to follow the Food and Drug Administration’s new labeling guidelines for antibiotics used in farm animals.
Report: Drugs in Farm Feed, Despite Risk
Report: Drugs in Farm Feed, Despite Risk
Kerry Grens | Jan 28, 2014
A new analysis of government studies on animal feed uncovers widespread use of antibiotics, some of which pose risks to human health.
Pigs Raise Blood Pressure
Pigs Raise Blood Pressure
Jef Akst | Nov 8, 2012
Residents surrounding strongly smelling hog farms experience higher blood pressure levels as the stench worsens.
Revenge of the Weeds
Amy Coombs | May 20, 2012
Plant pests are evolving to outsmart common herbicides, costing farmers crops and money.
Banned Antibiotics Found in Poultry
Jef Akst | Apr 6, 2012
Researchers find evidence of illegal use of antibiotics in poultry products.
Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat
Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat
Bonnie M. Marshall and Stuart B. Levy | Apr 1, 2012
Low-dose antibiotics in animal feed fuel drug-resistance in human infectious diseases.
Resistance Outlasts Antibiotics
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 5, 2011
Antibiotic resistant bacteria keep their protective genes, even when antibiotics are no longer given.
Genome Digest
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 13, 2011
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.
Sprouts spawn deadly E. coli
Megan Scudellari | Jun 13, 2011
Authorities conclude contaminated beans and bean sprouts from a German farm were the source of the recent E. coli outbreak in Europe.