Agriculture

Nuclear science for food security

International agency promotes plant breeding technique to help beat world hunger

THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC Energy Agency (IAEA) has called for increased investment in a plant breeding technique that could bolster efforts aimed at pulling millions of people out of the hunger trap.

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Working to improve the ground

Guidance on ways to ameliorate poor, infertile soil, with reference to chemical and organic cultivation

THERE IS NO soil in the world that is not able to produce some form of healthy food crop if it is properly understood and cared for.

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Academics begin partnership

A DELEGATION FROM China’s Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences recently visited Mississippi State University, in the USA, and representatives from both universities discovered interests in many of the same fields of study.

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Growing adoption of biotech crops

APPROVALS OF BIOTECH crops continued to increase worldwide in 2008. The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) announced recently that 13.3mn farmers in 25 countries grew biotech crops on 125mn ha in 2008.

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