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Purification of purines through electroflotation
ADE Biotec and the INASMET Foundation, both from the Basque Country, after three years of working together, have developed a new purification technique for purines. The technique is based on electroflotation and could be very beneficial for agriculture as it has a high level (80%+) of purification and very low costs (1 euro/m3). Most of the development project has been carried out at a pilot... View News Article (2003-01-14)


Nitrous oxide: definitely no laughing matter
Farmers, food suppliers, policy-makers, business leaders and environmentalists are joining forces to confront the threat of the 'forgotten greenhouse gas' by taking part in an influential new forum at the University of East Anglia (UEA). View News Article (2008-02-19)


New Uses for Old Tools Could Boost Biodiesel Output
Tried-and-true techniques could help optimize oilseed yield for biodiesel production, according to studies conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.  View News Article (2012-09-21)


MSU research may lead to new ways to control honeybee parasite
Ground-breaking discoveries by Michigan State University researchers could help protect honeybees from deadly parasites that have devastated commercial colonies. View News Article (2009-12-10)


Land quality and deforestation rate in Brazil
In the last decade, Brazil's skyrocketing agricultural production worried some observers who were concerned about the loss of forestland. View News Article (2014-06-10)


Some 500 scientists have created a Top 10 list of plant-damaging fungi
Almost 500 international experts have worked together to develop a ranking system of the ten most important phytopathogenic fungi on a scientific and economic level. View News Article (2012-10-19)


Bacteria's secret weapon against pesticides and antibiotics revealed
All living things need phosphate to grow, which is why several hundred million tons of phosphate fertilisers are used every year in agriculture throughout the world. View News Article (2015-08-19)


Advancing Biocrop Alternatives in the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest farmers could someday be filling up their machinery's tanks with fuels produced from their own fields, according to ongoing research by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. View News Article (2011-02-04)


Alternative agricultural practices combine productivity and soil health
The progressive degradation of useful soils for agriculture and farm animal husbandry is a growing environmental and social problem, given that it endangers the food safety of an increasing world population. View News Article (2009-07-27)


ICSU Releases Synthesis Report On GMOs
The International Council for Science (ICSU) today announced the release of a new report entitled New Genetics, Food and Agriculture: Scientific Discoveries - Societal Dilemmas. A synthesis of more than 50 science-based reviews, the report assesses the risks and benefits of applying new genetic discoveries to food and agriculture. The report was commissioned by ICSU's Advisory Committee on... View News Article (2003-06-11)

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