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Photo: pixabay

Photo: pixabay

The world is starving. A country, which is characterized by many destitute regions, is taking up arms against this fact. Scientists in the Mexican state Sonora are attempting to cultivate a new genus of wheat with higher yields and resilience against pests. In particular, the scientists are testing the effects of extreme drought or fungus infections on the plants. At… Read more

Photo: German Association of Apiarists

Photo: German Association of Apiarists

Scientists of the Freie Universität Berlin (University of Berlin) have found out and have published in the American science portal “Plos One“ that the orientation of bees on their way to blossoms and back to the hive is impaired by pesticides. Read more

Barbecue fans can start the season relaxed as meat eaters are supposedly healthier Photo: Punkt PR/grill-giganten.de

Barbecue fans can start the season relaxed as meat eaters are supposedly healthier Photo: Punkt PR/grill-giganten.de

To eat or not to eat meat is the fundammental issue for man consumers; an issue which polarises. And now, the good news for all grill masters: Austrian scientists have found out that vegetarians live less healthily than people who have meat in their diet. Read more

Rice cultivation in Chine: Cliché and economic factor at the same time. Photo: chinatours

Rice cultivation in Chine: Cliché and economic factor at the same time. Photo: chinatours

Germany is attempting to come to closer terms with China, also in agriculture. In order to achieve this, the parliamentary state secretary Peter Bleser (CDU) and the Chinese Emabassador Shi Mingde have ratified a frame agreement about establishing a “German-Chinese Center for Agriculture” in China’s capital Beijing for intensifying the cooperation between the two countries in the agricultural and in… Read more

Photos: pixabay, Composing: gruuna.com

Photos: pixabay, Composing: gruuna.com

US President Barack Obama signed the “Agriculture Act of 2014“, in short “Farm Bill“, introduced by the US Congress in February. The bill stipulates that in future direct payments to agricultural enterprises will no longer exist. Read more

The results of a US study show that  the corn rootworm is resistant against genetically treated corn Photo:  Agriclultural Chamber NRW/Günter Klingenhagen

The results of a US study show that the corn rootworm is resistant against genetically treated corn Photo: Agriclultural Chamber NRW/Günter Klingenhagen

The American news agency UPI reports that scientists have found out that the socalled corn rootworm is more than just resistant against the vemon, which is produced by genetically manipulated maize. The sprawl of the bug is being increased, too. Read more