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What will astronauts eat on Mars?

The window of a space shuttle shows the view of a planet.

Forget rocket science: figuring out how crews of space explorers will access fresh healthy food is the real challenge.

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Finding a future for food crops: Research Tuesdays

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Genetically modified crops have been grown and consumed in many countries for over 30 years. Yet, despite the benefits they offer to human health, crop management and humanitarian support, genetically modified (GM) foods remain a controversial topic.

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New findings to boost barley yields at higher temps

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An international team of researchers has identified a novel mechanism in barley plants, which could help crop growers achieve high yields as temperatures rise.

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