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Growing quinoa in Europe
In Germany, quinoa is trendy amongst health-conscious buyers: its seeds are rich in proteins and essential amino acids, it is gluten-free, and has lots of iron, zinc, magnesium and vitamins. ...
The vast majority of Danish soya imports threaten rainforests
A new report from the University of Copenhagen demonstrates that conventionally grown soya accounts for 71% of Danish soya imports. This means that the vast majority of Danish soya imports come from South America, where producers clear rainforest to expand...
Cassava breeding hasn’t improved photosynthesis or yield potential
Cassava is a staple in the diet of more than one billion people across 105 countries, yet this “orphaned crop” has received little attention compared to popular crops like corn and soybeans. ...
Crops Can do their Own Weed Control
In conventional farming, the most frequently used herbicides for weed control have a negative impact on the environment....
Toxins in Nectar and Pollen Poison Insects, Affect their Memory
Natural toxins in nectar and pollen can poison insects and affect their memory, behaviour and reproductive success, researchers have found....
New Framework Identifies High Nature Value Farmland
With over half of Europe’s species dependent on agricultural habitats, protecting ‘high nature value’ farmland is vital to biodiversity conservation. However, the identification and assessment of such farmland requires careful co-ordination,...

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