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BIOPRODUCTS UPDATE

A Tale Of Two Apples: How 'GMO' Shapes The Fate Of Your Food

December 10, 2018

A side by side comparison of the journey to market for two non-browning apple varieties: one bred, one gene-edited.


Algae-filled urban curtain designed to absorb polluted air

December 10, 2018

Researchers have developed an urban curtain that consists of bioplastic sheets with algae-filled channels that capture and digest carbon dioxide. The curtain was tested on a building in Ireland and was found to have absorbed approximately 1 kg of carbon dioxide daily.


Fertilizers' impact on soil health compared

December 10, 2018

In a newly published study, researchers dug into how fertilizing with manure affects soil quality, compared with inorganic fertilizer. From 2003 to 2015, the research team applied either manure or inorganic fertilizer to field plots growing corn and soybeans.


Fungi to convert waste materials into food, feed

December 10, 2018

Swedish research to use fungi to convert processing wastes into food and animal feed products.


Global food system is broken, say worlds science academies

December 10, 2018

Providing a healthy, affordable, and environmentally friendly diet for all people will require a radical transformation of the system, says the report by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP).


How Canadian egg farmers and innovators plan to bring fresh eggs to the furthest reaches of Canada

December 10, 2018

A collaborative test project in Northern Canada is combining greenhouse vegetable production with a laying hen flock to bring fresh eggs to consumers in northern communities. Heat from the chickens warms the greenhouse, and chickens are fed some of the produce. Waste from both systems is composted through a bioreactor to become fertilizer.


Increasing Crop Yield Through Smart Approaches In Trait Discovery

December 10, 2018

Researchers believe that complex traits such as crop yield are likely multigenic, and the exhaustive and expensive screening of random gene combinations to achieve yield gains is not realistic. Instead they use metabolic models that employ flux-balance analysis used to determine the contribution of individual genes to a trait.


Innovative Conversion Technologies

December 10, 2018

An overview of the BIC perspective on unlocking Canadian biomass value opportunities through innovative conversion technology.


Largest study of CRISPR-Cas9 mutations creates prediction tool for gene editing

December 10, 2018

The largest study of CRISPR action to date has developed a method to predict the exact mutations CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can introduce to a cell. Researchers edited 40,000 different pieces of DNA and analyzed a thousand million resulting DNA sequences to develop the machine learning predictive tool. The new resource will help make CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing more reliable, cheaper and more efficient.


Precision agriculture leading to increasing farmer profits

December 10, 2018

Its easy to be distracted by the cool new technology and the fancy soil maps when attending a precision agriculture event. But it is important to remember that these are all a means to an end. Precision agriculture is about the quest for return on investment.