Transparent Banner Image
 
 
 
Category: AgTech Biofuels Bioproducts Food Genetics Other
 
 
 

BIOPRODUCTS UPDATE

A 'bran' new way to preserve healthy food with natural ingredients

January 15, 2019

A natural antioxidant found in grain bran could preserve food longer and replace synthetic antioxidants currently used by the food industry, according to researchers.


Cargill: Generation Yum seeks closer connection to agriculture

January 15, 2019

Young consumers (18- to 34-years-old) or Generation Yum (a term coined by food author Eve Turow) are growing increasingly interested in learning where their food comes from and care more about animal welfare than older generations, recent research by Cargill showed.


Genetically modified food opponents know less than they think, research finds

January 15, 2019

The paper's key finding is that the more strongly people report being opposed to GM foods, the more knowledgeable they think they are on the topic, but the lower they score on an actual knowledge test.


Green catalysts with Earth-abundant metals accelerate production of bio-based plastic

January 15, 2019

Scientists have developed and analyzed a novel catalyst for the oxidation of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural, which is crucial for generating new raw materials that replace the classic non-renewable ones used for making many plastics.


How 300 Years of Urbanization and Farming Transformed the Planet

January 15, 2019

Three centuries ago, humans were intensely using just around 5 percent of the planet, with nearly half the worlds land effectively wild. Today, more than half of Earths land is occupied by agriculture or human settlements.


It is technically feasible to double the yield of EU agriculture by 2050, says researcher

January 15, 2019

The European Union is investing in future proof crop research to help increase agricultural yields, encourage optimal use of water and minerals, and secure food supply for the future.


New CRISPR-based technology developed to control pests with precision-guided genetics

January 15, 2019

The 'precision-guided sterile insect technique' alters key genes that control insect sex determination and fertility. When pgSIT eggs are introduced into targeted populations, only adult sterile males emerge, resulting in a novel, environmentally friendly and relatively low-cost method of controlling pest populations in the future.


Professor studies bio processes for future architecture

January 15, 2019

Rachel Armstrong, an architecture professor and a former physician, is integrating her knowledge of synthetic biology, sustainable design and medicine to invent biological processes to light, heat and remove waste from homes of the future.


Short-Stature corn on the way from Bayer CropScience

January 15, 2019

Farmers who have waded and stumbled through corn decimated by green snap or stalk lodging may be in luck in a few years. Bayer CropScience is developing what it calls short-stature corn that company officials say will likely debut early next decade.


World's first no-kill eggs go on sale in Berlin

January 15, 2019

The patented Seleggt process can determine the sex of a chick just nine days after an egg has been fertilised. Male eggs are processed into animal feed, leaving only female chicks to hatch at the end of a 21-day incubation period.