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The next agricultural revolution is here


As a growing population and climate change threaten food security, researchers around the world are working to overcome…
Cutting acrylamide in fried and baked snacks

4 days ago

In 2002, the discovery of acrylamide in certain snacks rattled consumers and the food industry. Acrylamide, a probable…
Report reveals growing threat of cyberattacks to food safety

September 11, 2019

A new report by University of Minnesota researchers indicates cyberattacks pose a rising threat to food production and…
Could Duckweed Feed the World?

August 21, 2019

Climate change is threatening the world’s food supply and the risk of supply disruptions is expected to grow…
‘Catcher of the rye’ method detects rye gluten proteins in foods

August 20, 2019

Gluten-free diets have been trendy for several years now, with adherents claiming that avoiding grains that contain the…
CSIRO protein analytics expert, Professor Michelle Colgrave. Image credit: CSIRO
Catcher of the rye: Science can now detect any gluten in any food

August 16, 2019

Scientists from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, can now detect gluten in any food and show which grain…
Designing a better low-fat potato chip

August 9, 2019

Munching on low-fat potato chips might reduce the guilt compared with full-fat versions, but many people don’t find…
Study highlights the benefits of a salt reduction strategy to US food industry

July 26, 2019

New research, published in The Milbank Quarterly, highlights the potential health and economic impact of the United States (US)…
New NSF awards target breakthrough technologies to enhance food security

July 24, 2019

Imagine crops that required less water because a “wearable sensor” could “grow” along with a plant and provide…
Strategy from competitive cycling could free up around a fifth of agricultural land

July 20, 2019

Human population is growing at an unprecedented pace and we see no end of this process. Meanwhile our…
Changes in food industry salt regulations negatively impact disease rates

July 19, 2019

A new study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, links the relaxation of UK industry regulation…
Climate Change is Already Impacting Global Crop Yields, Especially in Food-Insecure Countries

July 15, 2019

Contrary to the idea that climate change is a calamity far off in the future, a new study…
International research teams will develop better crops

June 25, 2019

A better understanding of the interaction of bacteria between plants and the microorganisms surrounding them can be part…
Caffeic acid can slow down oxidation of fish oil in foods

June 21, 2019

In Denmark, only a small percentage of people eat the recommended 350 grams of fish a week even…
Stabilizing nations’ food production through crop diversity

June 21, 2019

With increasing demand for food from the planet’s growing population and climate change threatening the stability of food…
Corteva AgriscienceTM Challenge: Seeking Natural Products or Natural Product-Derived Small Molecules

June 19, 2019

The Competitor is seeking pure natural products and semi-synthetic natural products for pest control. Material supply of compounds…
How 3D printed food could enable new taste experiences

June 19, 2019

Lancaster University researchers are exploring how new 3D printed food technologies may provide us with novel experiences or…
The future of meat is shifting to plant-based products

June 19, 2019

With summer just around the corner, it’s not just the weather heating up in Canada. The plant-based foods…
Just one change per day can make your diet more planet friendly

June 19, 2019

Food production is an important contributor to climate change, accounting for about a quarter of carbon emissions globally.…
Scientists transform farming with biomass buffers

June 18, 2019

New methods can increase crop sustainability and reduce water pollution as world-wide demand for food grows. Nearly 40…
Many young adults value sustainably produced foods, leading to healthier food choices

June 14, 2019

Sustainable diets have many benefits in having a minimal impact on the environment, contributing to food security and…
A bean for all seasons?

June 7, 2019

Biology professor and researcher Christopher Cullis said he pondered two big questions when he first caught sight of…
Climate change is already affecting global food production — and not equally

June 3, 2019

The world’s top 10 crops —  barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and wheat — supply a…
New research accurately predicts Australian wheat harvests months in advance

May 29, 2019

Topping the list of Australia’s major crops, wheat is grown on more than half the country’s croplands and…
GMO, or genetically modified organisms, include food-related products. Image credit: Pxhere, CC0 Public Domain
Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?

May 28, 2019

Jonathon McPhetres, a newly minted PhD in psychology from the University of Rochester, admits he’s “personally amazed” what we…
Well-documented path from farm to fork

May 28, 2019

A new project will develop technologies and methods that can both document a food product’s path from farm…
No risk of adverse health effects from pesticides in Danish food

May 10, 2019

Pesticide residues in food on the Danish market do not pose a risk of adverse health effects, according…
The smell of dark chocolate, demystified

May 9, 2019

Chocolate is one of the most-consumed treats around the world, and the smell alone is usually enough to…
Exploring the future of food production on earth … and in space

May 7, 2019

Jeff Harper named Nevada’s Distinguished Career Researcher for his significant work addressing the global, food-security challenge. In the…
Sorry, we’re out of meat, would you like some maggots?

May 2, 2019

Population is growing and is not going to stop any time soon. And there is pretty much nothing…
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