A recent study closely examined the evolution of a fruit fly species known as Acanthiophilus. Their findings shed light on the species' distribution and could help manage pests in the future.
Using well-preserved 800-year-old seeds, students have successfully revived an extinct species of squash.
An invasive species of moth known as the tomato leafminer is damaging tomato crops globally. It hasn't made its way to the U.S. yet but Virginia Tech researchers have issued recommendations on how to prevent future destruction.
Researchers found a fourth gene that controls the process that makes wheat flower following a freeze. This discovery could improve wheat varieties to meet growing worldwide demands.
Land-sharing was found to be counterproductive for retaining biodiversity. A recent study suggests that leaving some land completely untouched, while increasing farming practice solely in other areas, will benefit the evolutionary diversity of bird species.
University of New Hampshire researchers discovered that crop rotation could combat the stress that soils experience with increased agriculture.
Barley, that grain that supplies us with both cereals and beer, had a difficult genome to crack. Researchers recently decoded it, which will help farmers breed stronger crops.
Rice crops have been battling a deadly bacterial blight for over a century - one that decimates crops and can leave entire farms in ruin. Now researchers think that affected regions may finally stand a chance after discovering a rare mechanism that leave some lucky plants resistant to infection.
It turns out that only a few "busy bees" are needed to pollinate the world's crops, according to a new international study.
Picturing mad scientists injecting glowing chemicals into tomatoes even while mega-corporations fill their bank accounts, many health-conscious consumers will do anything to avoid GMOs. But what if we told you that genetically modified crops existed even 8,000 years ago - modified by the hand of nature in the exact same way that scientists alter crops today?
Scientists have solved the mystery of the collapse of an ancient civilization living on the fringes of the Tibetan Plateau around 2,000 BC, and it seems that climate change is to blame.
A new virus has been discovered in North America, and it's leaving its victims covered in splotchy discolored paths and with little energy to stand. However, it's not people we're talking about, but grasses. A new viral infection for grasses has been identified in the United States, and experts say there is reason to be worried that it will jump to some of the country's most important food crops.
Deforestation is driving changes in the climate that threaten to impact global food production, according to a new study.
Approximately 8,000 years ago during the Stone Age, ancient Brits imported wheat from Europe long before the development of agriculture, showing that they were more sophisticated in trading than previously thought, according to a new study.
There's a lot of fear surrounding GMOs - fear that some experts argue is born of a certain amount of ignorance. After all, even organic foods have been genetically tampered with in their own right. Now, a new survey of common crops has found that a great deal of modern GM foods wouldn't even fall under many GMO regulations currently in place, prompting experts to argue that these should be updated to ensure safety and encourage trust in GM crops alike.