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May 32019

Mobile solution for farmers and plan for global shrimp marketplace win agribusiness prize

Seven finalist teams pitched their business ideas at the Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize competition. A team that helps small-scale farmers in India increase...

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April 32019

The future of agriculture is computerized

Machine learning can reveal optimal growing conditions to maximize taste and other features. What goes into making plants taste good? For scientists in MIT’s Media...

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November 142018

Platform helps farmers out of extreme poverty

Social enterprise Ricult uses digital tools to empower rural farmers in developing countries. More than half of the world’s poorest people live on small farms...

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October 32018

Complex Factors Can Drive the Emergence and Evolution of Plant Pathogens

For many of us, bumper crops of zucchinis and cucumbers conjure up the sweltering days of summer, while pumpkins and gourds decorate our holiday tables...

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September 262018

Sunflower Pollen Has Medicinal, Protective Effects on Bees

With bee populations in decline, a new study offers hope for a relatively simple mechanism to promote bee health and well-being: providing bees access to...

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September 192018

Last year’s weather caused the year’s record apple harvest

For those who like apples, it's the right time right now. Around the country, apple trees are rich in fruits after a long hot summer....

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August 212018

Plant Protein Complex Plays Larger Role Than Previously Known in Important Growth and Development Process

A little-studied plant cellular complex plays an essential role in a biological process – vacuole fusion – critical to plant growth and development, according to...

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July 62018

Honey becomes a precious ally for ecosystem monitoring

A few drops are enough to retrieve detailed information on the populations of insects that live in the area where it was produced: a new...

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June 72018

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE AUSTRALIAN BLOWFLY

Opening the mail may not seem the most thrilling of tasks for a geneticist, but for a period of five months at the start of...

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June 42018

Bright warning colours on poison dart frogs also act as camouflage

Poison dart frogs are well known for their deadly toxins and bright colours, which have made them a classic example of warning coloration. The Dyeing...

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