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Soon, tastier tomatoes with vintage flavour and quality

Scientists have discovered the genes that influence flavour and colour in wild and traditional tomato varieties Continue reading “Soon, tastier tomatoes with vintage flavour and quality” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, March 29th, 2012
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Farming requires `climate-smart` revolution to sustain future generations

A report has cautioned that major changes are needed in agriculture and food consumption across Continue reading “Farming requires `climate-smart` revolution to sustain future generations” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
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Russia to ban cattle imports from all EU states

Russia’s food safety and sanitary watchdog will ban cattle imports from all EU countries from Continue reading “Russia to ban cattle imports from all EU states” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 23rd, 2012
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Scientists developing salt-resistant rice

Scientists are developing a salt-resistant rice variety after a huge tsunami last year hit paddy Continue reading “Scientists developing salt-resistant rice” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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Nature could help yield hundreds of new drugs

The plant world has “great potential” as a source of new medicines to cure or treat disease, according to a New York Botanical Garden scientist Continue reading “Nature could help yield hundreds of new More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 9th, 2011
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World’s largest medicinal botanic garden in China

A medicinal botanical garden in southwest China has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind in the world Continue reading “World’s largest medicinal botanic garden in China” More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 5th, 2011
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Human agriculture key to survival for many threatened species

A number of threatened species in the developing world are entirely dependent on human agriculture for their survival, a new study has found Continue reading “Human agriculture key to survival for many threatened More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
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Bat Plant shows cancer-fighting potential

Bat plant, or Tacca chantrieri, could be used to fight cancer, according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Continue reading “Bat Plant shows cancer-fighting potential” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
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‘Remarkable’ night-flowering orchid discovered in New Britain

A team of botanists has described an orchid species that flower at night, the first of its kind known to science Continue reading “‘Remarkable’ night-flowering orchid discovered in New Britain” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 24th, 2011
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Flood-tolerant crops come closer to reality

A team of experts at the University of Nottingham and the University of California, Riverside, has identified the molecular mechanism plants use to sense low oxygen levels, which could eventually lead to the production More...