Could this be the first step in solving the global food crisis?
The population in sub-Saharan Africa is continuously growing, and this might put a strain on the region’s food supply. According to scientists, Africa will need to maximize yields of cereal crops if it wants to provide food to its growing population by 2050.
Have you ever wondered who invented agriculture? A new research from the University of Munich reveals that the first farmers on Earth millions of years ago were not human beings but, were in fact, Fijian ants.
A team of scientists from the University of Illinois has devised a revolutionary way of boosting crop yield of tobacco plants by 20 percent by adjusting their genetic makeup.
A new study reveals that human-induced climate change, which results in temperature changes worldwide, have drastically affected the genes and ecosystems of lifeforms on Earth.
Over exploitation, according to researchers, is the culprit in the decline of most species.
A new study revealed that the tree covers of agricultural land in the world are increasing, helping mitigate climate change impacts.
With industrialization slowly eating up most of the world's agricultural lands, it can be said that we may not have enough farming lands to produce food in the future. That's why scientists are developing more ways to grow plants in the smallest of spaces possible, like the new technology of using soil-free vertical farms called AeroFarms.
The consequences of global warming are quite evident this year as winter disappeared early and summer kicked in earlier than usual in a number of countries.
If you consider yourself a beer lover, then it is high time to stand up against climate change.
It has long been thought that Easter Island's early Rapa Nui civilization collapsed due to lack of a lack of resources that eventually led to war. This theory was based on war-like weaponry scattered across the island. A new study, however, disproves the theory, stating the artifacts are nothing more than tools.
A new study estimates that a staggering four billion people experience water shortage for at least one month out of the year. This is far more than previously thought, researchers say.
The grand, 5 to 7-foot wingspanned Verreaux's Eagle, an apex predator in Africa, is living more successfully in an agricultural area than in a nearby mountain range, according to a new study.
Researchers have discovered that the vast majority of infected hives can be traced back to one source -- the European honeybee, which is consistenly traded and imported to North America.
Researchers have documented how leafcutter ants process leaves into nutrients underground. The remarkable nimble ants rely on a division of labor to get food on the table and conserve energy, thus ensuring they remain healthy and strong – the better to suit the colony.