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Your plant science questions answered

By Rebecca Nesbit So many issues in plant science (and indeed in science in general) don’t have the simple answers we expect. Organic farming can cause environmental damage, GM crops have potential to increase food security, and some biofuels can … Continue reading

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UK plant sciences answer real world challenges

By Charis Cook During the UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF) AGM this month, vice-chair Sarah Perfect (Syngenta) chaired five short presentations on ‘good news’ stories from the UK plant science community. Penny Maplestone, representing the British Society of Plant Breeders, … Continue reading

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The 2nd Annual General Meeting of the UK Plant Sciences Federation

By Charis Cook The UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF) is the group that brings together everyone  in the UK doing, or associated with, plant sciences. Member organisations include representatives from across the plant sciences – from molecular biologists to ecologists, … Continue reading

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Breeding change in UK crop improvement

By Mimi Tanimoto For me, June’s highlights were two plant breeding events that I had the chance to attend, where I met members of the UK’s crop breeding community and learned more about this multimillion-pound industry. The first of these … Continue reading

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New technologies in bioethanol production

by Rebecca Nesbit In the race to achieve fuel security and to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, the US has rapidly increased the volume of bioethanol it produces, from 6.2 billion litres/year in 2000 to 50 billion in 2010. … Continue reading

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