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The Hunt for Biofuels Looks Beyond Ethanol The Wall Street Journal
Energy experts see a growing role for new biofuels that use nonedible plant material and are hydrocarbons, like petroleum fuels, and so don't require a separate infrastructure.
A Jolt to Complacency on Food Supply The New York Times
This may be the greatest single fear about global warming: that climate change could so destabilize the world’s food system as to lead to rising hunger or even mass starvation.
Danforth Researchers Focus On World Food Needs Farm Progress
Biotechnology has been an important tool for American agriculture to maximize production, but it's amazing to think about the possibilities to improve nutrition across the world with further research.
Typhoon Haiyan Devastates Agriculture, Affects More Than a Million Farmers Wunderground
When Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines this past weekend, it left a death toll of 1,774 and untold destruction in its wake. Particularly hard hit were the country’s rice fields, coconut trees and fishing communities, making uncertain the long-term outlook for agriculture there
Why Seedlings Always Grow Towards the Light ScienceDaily
Most people think that seedlings grow towards the light. But do they really? It is a question that many scientists have wrestled with over the years.
Toxic plant threatens farms, health Independent Online
One of the world’s worst invader weeds is spreading across KwaZulu-Natal and the eastern parts of the country, threatening to overrun the crops of subsistence farmers.
Kentucky researchers identify key component in plant disease resistance Southeast Farm Press
A team of University of Kentucky researchers have discovered an important component in how plants can resist bacterial and viral pathogens.
Gene that Makes the Roots of Plants Grow Downward Discovered International Rice Research Institute
An international team has discovered the gene that makes the roots of rice plants grow downward instead of outward. This allows the plants to reach water held deeper in the soil.
Tricking algae into making biofuels Digital Journal
Scientists have found a way to manipulate the internal clock of algae into thinking it is permanent daylight. This technique could lead to increased biofuel production.
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