Category: rural

A one-way street for salt

A one-way street for salt:

Barely heard of a couple of years ago, quinoa today is common on European supermarket shelves. The hardy plant thrives even in saline soils. Researchers have now determined how the plant gets rid of the excess salt.

Η δενδροφύτευση και η παύση της αποψίλωσης συμ…

Η δενδροφύτευση και η παύση της αποψίλωσης συμβάλλει στην επιβράδυνση της κλιματικής αλλαγής: undefined

Kiwifruit duplicated its vitamin C genes twice…

Kiwifruit duplicated its vitamin C genes twice, 50 million and 20 million years ago:

Today’s kiwifruit contains about as much vitamin C as an orange – the result of the kiwifruit’s ancestors’ spontaneously duplicating their DNA in two separate evolutionary events approximately 50-57 million and 18-20 million years ago.

Seeing pesticides spread through insect bodies

Seeing pesticides spread through insect bodies:

A team provides insights into the distribution of pesticides within insects using a newly developed method of insect sample preparation.

Plant growth-promoting bacteria enhance plant …

Plant growth-promoting bacteria enhance plant salinity tolerance:

Soil salinity is a serious problem in crop production, but the work of scientists helps to relieve it.

A one-way street for salt

A one-way street for salt:

Barely heard of a couple of years ago, quinoa today is common on European supermarket shelves. The hardy plant thrives even in saline soils. Researchers have now determined how the plant gets rid of the excess salt.

Kiwifruit duplicated its vitamin C genes twice…

Kiwifruit duplicated its vitamin C genes twice, 50 million and 20 million years ago:

Today’s kiwifruit contains about as much vitamin C as an orange – the result of the kiwifruit’s ancestors’ spontaneously duplicating their DNA in two separate evolutionary events approximately 50-57 million and 18-20 million years ago.

Returning to My Family Farm is About More Than…

Returning to My Family Farm is About More Than Succession. It’s About Story.:

In 1948, my jiichan (grandfather), Takashi Joe Masumoto, bought the first 40 acres of the Masumoto Family Farm. It was only three years after my entire Japanese-American family had left the Gila River War Relocation Center in Arizona to go back to California, back to the Central Valley. And my jiichan decided that he was […]

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Can an Investment Firm Help Increase U.S. Orga…

Can an Investment Firm Help Increase U.S. Organic Farmland?:

Ask a farmer what it’s like to start a business—let alone stay afloat—and you’ll receive a rapid-fire list of challenges, small and large, as long as your arm. Weather anomalies, pests, price fluctuations, securing loans, identifying a market and supply chain, finding labor and equipment, and developing an understanding of crop rotations and cover crops. […]

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Will a New NAFTA Mean Better Food and Health f…

Will a New NAFTA Mean Better Food and Health for North Americans?:

When Alyshia Gálvez’s mother was growing up in California in the 1950s, she traveled to Michigan every winter to visit family. When she returned home, she would march into a grocery store, buy a head of lettuce, and eat it while sitting on the curb out front. At that time, in most of the United […]

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