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    Research shows drones could help crop management take off

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, could help farmers determine if their crop is growing satisfactorily, according to a recent study conducted by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers. [...]

    Progress on balanced food goals ‘poor’ in Africa: FAO

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Africa is making only faltering progress towards food and nutrition security, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. [...]

    The roots of inequality: Researchers chart rising inequality across millennia

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Researchers at Washington State University and 13 other institutions have found that the arc of prehistory bends towards economic inequality. In the largest study of its kind, the researchers saw disparities in wealth mount with the rise of agriculture… [...]

    The roots of inequality: Researchers chart rising inequality across millennia

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Researchers at Washington State University and 13 other institutions have found that the arc of prehistory bends towards economic inequality. In the largest study of its kind, the researchers saw disparities in wealth mount with the rise of agriculture… [...]

    Russian chemists developed a way to synthesize drugs from renewable precursors

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Scientists of RUDN University and their Russian colleagues have developed a new approach to the synthesis of benzofurans from cheap raw materials. Original furans can be produced from wastes of agriculture and woodworking industry, such as sawdust, cob… [...]

    Organic agriculture can help feed world, but only if we eat less meat and stop wasting food

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Agriculture could go organic worldwide if we slashed food waste and stopped using so much cropland to feed livestock, a new study finds. [...]

    Simulating a meat-free America

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers affiliated with both Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has conducted an intriguing exercise—simulating the impact on the American diet and changes in greenhouse gas emissions if animal food products were completely eliminated from production, consumption and sale in the US. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Robin White and Mary Beth Hall describe how they built their simulation and what was revealed by running it. [...]

    Ghana’s pineapple farmers need more intensive training

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Simple technologies can be learned effectively through imitation, while complex methods require professional training. If Ghanaian pineapple farmers are to achieve higher yields through more sustainable agriculture, they will need to be trained in exac… [...]

    Research for global needs, present and future

    Original @ MIT News – Civil and environmental engineering New Research Reception gives alumni and the community an inside look at research and initiatives in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. [...]

    Tiny bees play big part in secret sex lives of trees

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories When it comes to sex between plants, tiny bees the size of ladybugs play a critical role in promoting long-distance pairings. That’s what scientists at The University of Texas at Austin discovered after one of the most detailed paternity tests in wild … [...]