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August 17, 2017

 

Tim Reinbott

How Will Eclipse Affect Crops And Livestock, Researchers Ask

Researcher Tim Reinbott says he’s eager to see how drought-stressed corn and soybean plants react to the change in light and temperature brought by the eclipse.

July 5, 2017

 

bee and flower

Can Bee Buzzes Predict Pollination Success For Farmers?

A new technique based on recording buzzing bees hopes to show farmers just how much pollinating the native bee population is doing in their fields.

June 19, 2017

 

beakers

Worry About The ‘Growing Threat’ Of Agricultural Espionage

Intellectual property is often hard to protect, no matter what form it takes. The technology used in our food system, however, presents a unique challenge.

May 22, 2017

 

digital camera

Big Data Is Transforming How Breeders Create Better Seeds

The time-honored tradition of crossbreeding plants to get the best traits is no longer the primary way science is done. Now, we harness the power of Big Data.

April 20, 2017

 

bob's red mill gluten-free

When Gluten Is The Villain, Could Common Virus Be The Trigger?

About 30 percent of Americans are predisposed to celiac disease but only 1 percent get it. A common virus may play a role in determining who gets the disease.

January 30, 2017

 

Biologist Shaun Clements

Can New DNA Science Help Keep Our Fish Safe?

Scientists are experimenting with species' environmental DNA to find out how far and how fast it travels in streams.

January 25, 2017

 

Agricultural Research Service in Fort Collins, Colorado

Ag Department Lifts Gag-Order On Taxpayer-Funded Research

The Agricultural Research Service rescinded its initial directive in an email to employees Tuesday evening.

July 11, 2016

 

soybean plants

New Genetically Modified Crops Push Old Regulations

The last time government agencies updated biotech regulations was 1992. Today a wave of new discoveries is breaking out of the old regulatory framework.

June 18, 2016

 

pouring coffee into mug

Coffee Doesn’t Pose A Cancer Risk, WHO Panel Says

World Health Organization's cancer research agency listed coffee as a possible carcinogen in 1991, but the body of evidence now suggests that's not the case.

June 1, 2016

 

bumble bee

Bumblebees’ Little Hairs Can Sense Flowers’ Electric Fields

The fields bend the hairs and that generates a nerve signal, scientists say.

March 31, 2016

 

A bunch of red bananas glistens in the light

Activists: GMO Bananas Do Not Appeal

Activists are demanding an end to research on GMO bananas designed to fight vitamin A deficiency.

February 9, 2016

 

beekeeper

New Research Shows People Help Move Deadly Bee Virus

Researchers explain that moving bee hives across long distances, as is common in the U.S. to pollinate crops, speeds up the process of disease spread.

December 27, 2015

 

hogs

Researchers Worry Last-Resort Antibiotic Is Failing

For years, the antibiotic colistin was known as the best chance to combat antibiotic resistance. But journalist Maryn McKenna says there’s bad news.

November 20, 2015

 

bread

‘Neurogastronomy:’ The Taste Of Smell

What if you could change the way your food tastes by manipulating smell?

August 5, 2015

 

Monsanto research campus

Monsanto Sets Off A Corporate ‘Feeding Frenzy’

In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.

July 28, 2015

 

ice cream

Fat, The Sixth Taste?

Introducing oleogustus: "oleo" is the Latin root word for fatty and "gustus" means taste.

July 9, 2015

 

cookies

Imagined Smells Linked To Obesity

Researchers have found that people who can vividly imagine smells are more likely to be obese than those who do not.

June 4, 2015

 

A sign on a door warns

Research Gives Hope To Food Allergy Sufferers

Researchers at Stanford are exposing small amounts of offending foods to those who suffer from food allergies to “train” immune systems to stop overreacting.

June 1, 2015

 

Nathan Davis and Emily Hurban

Where Do Processed Foods Come From?

A class at Iowa State University encourages students to invent a new food product and demonstrate how they would take it to the marketplace.

April 6, 2015

 

Tracy Dethlefs and her husband, Shawn Rademacher,

Research Could Help Answer Questions About Rural Cancer

Doctors and researchers want to understand more about why cancer is more likely to be fatal for rural residents than most city residents.

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