Jun 01, 2018
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Overeating: food waste that kills

One-third of all food that we produce goes to waste. Inefficiencies in the food chain mean that food is lost,...
May 14, 2018
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Health and care challenge: can we live good-quality life with multiple long-term diseases?

21 February 2017 – I flew back to the UK after a few months in Nepal. I decided to return...
Feb 20, 2018
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Speed breeding: can the “new green revolution” transform research and agriculture?

Indoor farms produce a range of products, but most don’t grow staple crops. It’s especially puzzling given that staple crops,...
Jan 18, 2018
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Food waste and food loss: tech to the rescue

In our aim to beat world hunger, we face grand challenges to grow more food. But technology is helping us...
Dec 21, 2017
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Beneficial plant microbes can help purify polluted air

Let’s start off by clearing a longstanding myth – no, bacteria don’t outnumber human cells by a 10-fold in the...
Dec 10, 2017
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Top heavy, tall, short, naked or hairy: shaping a plant

Plants are very much different to us, yet we share many things with them including our planet. The similarities between...
Oct 05, 2017
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Synthetic biology creates cellular closet in moss

Moss 2016 : amidst a packed midsession at the annual conference for molecular bryologists, a sample of moss was passed around the...
Sep 14, 2017
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Farming: horizontally outside or vertically inside?

Agriculture takes up approximately 38% of the total land on earth. This figure has been relatively stable since a rapid...
Aug 03, 2017
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How I wrote a PhD thesis and had the time of my life

I finished my PhD a few years ago. And to do this, I had a write an incredibly long document...
Jul 27, 2017
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Environmental effects of China smoking

Tobacco and cigarettes are bad. Most people would agree with this statement, even in a world full of different opinions....