Agriculture

Scientists find clues to more disease-resistant watermelons

Watermelon-genomeA consortium of more than 60 scientists from the United States, China, and Europe has published the genome sequence of watermelon which could lead to a more nutritious, tastier and disease-resistant fruit

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Greater food output, less environmental impact of agriculture possible

Food output-natureA study published in Nature by a team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and McGill University in Montreal suggests food security and a healthy environment are both possible

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China to use hybrid corn seeds for production boost

cron  FeatheredTarChina has approved the use of hybrid corn seed varieties like those from Monsanto Co., DuPont Pioneer and Syngenta AG to boost yields and meet the rising corn demands in the country

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‘Cutting-edge’ rice of the future gets financial boost

C4 riceThe pursuit to rein in hunger with the development of a 'cutting-edge' rice of the future has received a financial boost, and is now rolling into its second phase

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Cargill extends sustainable cocoa programme to Indonesia

Cocoa-IndonesiaCargill is planning to extend its sustainable cocoa programme to South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, the world’s third-largest cocoa-producing nation

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