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  • New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and fuel demands

    New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests, increase salt and drought tolerance, control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for increasing the supply of food and energy for our rapidly growing global population. That’s the conclusion of 12 leading plant biologists from around the ...

  • Root strength in OSR and winter cereals

    We should never underestimate the importance of roots. Good plant roots are essential for water and nutrient uptake and as such have a significant influence on crop health and yield. Whatever the autumn weather, stimulating the development of deeper root systems will improve the plant’s ability to access the nutrients and water required for establishment and early growth. ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • Farming must change to feed the world

    The world's farmers must quickly switch to more sustainable and productive farming systems to grow the food needed by a swelling world population and respond to climate change, FAO's top crops expert told an international farm congress here today. In a keynote speech to 1,000 participants at the IVth World Congress on Conservation Agriculture (CA) in New Delhi, Shivaji Pandey, Director of FAO's ...

  • Microbe diet key to carbon dioxide release

    As microbes in the soil break down fallen plant matter, a diet 'balanced' in nutrients appears to help control soil fertility and the normal release of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. When plants drop their leaves, stems and twigs, this organic matter slowly becomes part of the soil as a result of decomposition, which is facilitated by bacteria and other microbes. This ...

  • NASDAQ OMX adds dow to global sustainability 50 index

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced it had been added to the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index (Nasdaq:QCRD) for the first time. "Sustainability has been firmly planted in Dow"s corporate strategy for many years," said Howard Ungerleider, Dow"s vice president of Investor Relations. "The more companies and investors recognize the importance of sustainability leadership ...

  • Protecting the planet is a dow core value on earth day, and every day

    Today The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) joins more than one billion people across the globe in elevating awareness of the importance of protecting our planet on the 41st Annual Earth Day. From educational sessions and community events, to collaborating with city governments for street clean-ups, planting trees and restoring trails, and promoting waste recycling and reuse, Dow employees are ...

  • Pollinators vital to our food supply under threat

    A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators. However, the assessment, a two-year study conducted and released today by the Intergovernmental ...

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