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New technology could make veggies more fun

There are some who may argue that vegetables are pretty monochromatic compared with fruits. And it’s true — look at the vegetable side of your local store’s produce section, and you’ll see a lot of green.

However, food researchers are always looking for ways to liven things up — in terms of making plants easier […]

World’s tallest corn plant takes the world record at 45 feet

Imagine being lost in a corn maze, stalks of maize towering over your head at 12 feet tall. Now imagine the corn is about 45 feet tall.

While you can’t actually find a maze made from corn that tall, if you go to Costa Rica, you can find one stalk that stretches that high. There, […]

Monday links

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Agriculture

Potential of CRISPR-Cas for agriculture – Morning Ag Clips Researchers are reporting the results of scientific studies demonstrating the potential of CRISPR-Cas as an advanced plant breeding technology to increase the […]

Could drought-resistant crops be in our future?

International research has found how plants, such as rice and wheat, sense and respond to extreme drought stress, in a breakthrough that many think could lead to the development of next-generation drought-proof crops.

Lead researcher, Dr. Kai Xun Chan from The Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Biology, said the team discovered an enzyme […]