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The Agony of Success St. Louis Magazine
Tom Smith, a structural biologist at the Danforth Plant Science Center, is helping in the discovery of a way to treat two types of tumors: brain tumors and a rare disease that kills children through green-tea compounds.
Farmplicity among a wave of St. Louis student-launched food startups St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Farmplicity, a site launched a few months ago, serves as an online marketplace for restaurants looking to buy locally grown produce. The idea is to take the hassle out of sales, leaving farmers more time do what they do best — grow and produce food.
Cassava Not Only Food Crop Substitute, Now Cash Earner All Africa
Today, cassava use has shifted from being a simple security crop to a cash crop, joining other crops such as coffee, sisal, cashew nuts, tea etc.
Ask a Plant Scientist: Dr. Toni Kutchan Roots & Shoots
Dr. Kutchan’s lab is dedicated to investigating how plants produce medicinal compounds at the enzyme and gene level, which could lead to new sources of medications for use against conditions such as dementia and cancer.
Disruptive technologies will help feed 9 billion by 2050 Ag Professional
The sharp spike in food prices this century has raised question marks about agriculture's ability to meet rising demand. Indeed, current demand and production trends will lead to a global shortfall of wheat, rice and soybeans by 2030 -- however, new disruptive technologies are emerging that will avert the crisis.
ISAAA Releases Special Feature on Drought Tolerance in Maize
ISAAA releases "Progress in Achieving and Delivering Drought Tolerance in Maize - An Update", as a special feature to highlight the enormous global importance of the drought tolerance trait, which virtually no crop or farmer in the world can afford to be without.
Borlaug's daughter in Delhi to fight wheat disease Deccan Herald
Fifty years after Norman Borlaug, the father of Green Revolution, set his foot in India, his daughter Jeanie is in India to encourage farm scientists for undertaking intense research to insulate India from a catastrophic plant disease called Ug99 that can wipe off the entire wheat crop.
Bacteria and Fungi Together: A Biofuel Dream Team? Scientific American
Rather than spend more time attempting to make the perfect superbug, chemical engineer Jeremy Minty decided to look to nature for an example. He divided the required tasks of fuel production between two specialist organisms, allowing him to do all the work in a single bioreactor.