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Monsanto completes acquisition of The Climate Corporation

Monsanto announced this week that it has acquired The Climate Corporation. Here’s Monsanto’s press release. Both of these companies are based in the United States but operate worldwide. Monsanto is about seeds, traits (genes and characteristics) and herbicides (weedkillers). You … Continue reading

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Facebook game Fraxinus targeted at beating ash dieback

If you use Facebook you could help with research into ash dieback disease. Yes really, anybody online can do this. Crowdsourcing is a new way of doing science, to me, but here are people who believe it can work. Here … Continue reading

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It’s agricultural, but is it art?

Jeremy Cherfas at Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog shows us two art projects about grains. I love the one about high fructose corn syrup. The one about printed landscapes is harder to understand, but as Jeremy says, art is supposed to make … Continue reading

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Living With Micro-livestock Production

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Feeding the future human population will require protein sources beyond traditional livestock. Insects, aka micro-livestock, are an edible source of protein that may augment future diets. Industrial farming has mechanized much of the…

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Could Food Insecure Africa Have Found a Saviour in Farming God’s Way?

Originally posted on The Plantwise Blog:
Proponents term it the long awaited messiah that food-insecure Africa has been yearning for! ‘Farming God’s way’ promises to end fertilizer woes of resource-poor farmers in the continent by providing a cheaper and less…

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Mapping Malaria

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
Integrated maps, combining data from satellites and other sources are providing new insights into malaria interventions. Mun-Keat Looi talks to Abdisalan Noor (pictured), a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow in Kenya, on his work…

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Hello Mr Willetts

Here in Britain our Minister for Universities and Science is the Right Honourable (Rt Hon) David Willetts. He’s been in that job since 2010. Here are some of Mr Willetts’ policies which catch my eye. Investing in research, development and … Continue reading

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