Prize recipient: plants need special help to survive climate change
“Congratulations to my former boss from the Salk Institute, Detlef Weigel, on receiving the prestigious 2020 Novozymes Prize. He was very influential in my early career and his insights into the effects of climate change on the European continent are important.
Decreasing Pod Shatter Means Increasing Sustainability
Improving agricultural sustainability can take on many different forms. It can mean creating more disease-resistant crops, which allows farmers to apply less fungicide. It can mean growing plants that have a different herbicide tolerance,
How Gene Editing is Reshaping Agriculture
Though it hasn’t garnered the attention this revolution merits, a new technology is reshaping the oldest human enterprise: agriculture. With gene editing comes a new model of how crops are improved and produced,
Breeding a Nonallergenic Peanut
Author: Peter Beetham
Publication: Scientific American
Publisher: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, a Division of Springer Nature America, Inc.
Date: Nov 25,
So where exactly does our food come from? And why should we care?(Part of the “Don’t Fear Science in Your Food” Series)
In 1850, 90 percent of the global population was involved in farming. In 2020, only 1-2 percent will be. How did this dramatic shift happen,
Why is science ‘okay’ for our climate, but not for our food?(Part of the “Don’t Fear Science in Your Food” Series)
Between a growing population, shifting climate and dwindling resources, it’s no secret that our planet is in the midst of multiple environmental crises.