Vanuatu: Early reports suggest vast majority of crops destroyed

Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food...

‘Superfeed’ lupin will provide soya-grade protein from UK farms

Scientists at Aberystwyth University's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) have proved that growing lupins provides a viable alternative source of soya-grade...

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The idea that zinc might be effective against the common cold came from a study carried out in 1984, which showed that high dose...

2015 BBSRC Innovator of the Year finalists announced

The shortlisted finalists for the 2015 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced. The nine finalists will compete to be named Innovator...

£12M for first national Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Following the Chancellor's Budget announcement, BBSRC welcomes news that the UK Government will invest £12M in the first national Centre for Agricultural Innovation. BBSRC -...

Digital certificates to boost controls over spread of plant pests and diseases

e-Phyto is designed to eventually replace paper certificates entirely. Envisaged at its heart is a central hub, which will receive on a voluntary...

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Unless you're living on a farm in the middle of nowhere, chances are you consume at least some packaged foods. Food scientists around the...

PRO/EDR> Streptococcus, group A, scarlet fever – UK (02): (England) update

Scarlet Fever -- Worldwide/UnknownScarlet fever cases in Lincolnshire have rocketed by 350 percent, latest official figures show. And with many more youngsters affected...

FAO boosts food security efforts in countries affected by Syria crisis

FAO is scaling up its support to Jordan and other countries in the region affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria that has...

Agriculture bears major brunt of disaster impacts, new report says

Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by agriculture according to initial results from a...