Highlights bioscience news stories from national and specialist media. Articles are featured to illustrate a range of coverage and to highlight news stories of strategic importance to BBSRC. Stories that mention BBSRC and the strategically funded institutes and stories that have been generated by BBSRC are also included.
With the deadline for the Longitude Prize 2014’s public vote rapidly approaching, we take a closer look at the issues it is asking you to vote on in our six-day series. Today, Tim Benton says the most urgent challenge is to provide a growing global population with a nutritious, sustainable supply of food
"Once again, there are calls to reopen the debate on genetically modified (GM) crops. I find these calls frustrating and unnecessarily decisive. In my opinion the GM debate, on both sides, continues to hamper the urgent need to address the diverse and pressing challenges of global food security and environmental sustainability. The destructive power of the debate comes from its conflation of unrelated issues, coupled with deeply rooted misconceptions of the nature of agriculture."
Scientific breakthroughs that promise the alleviation of some of humanity’s most pernicious ills are coming increasingly thick and fast as the white heat of biotechnology is applied to the curses of malnutrition and disease in the developing world.
Food science offers solutions to many of the biggest challenges facing the world today, claimed the director of innovation and skills at the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) speaking at last month’s Institute of Food Science & Technology’s (IFST’s) Jubilee conference.
mAs black-grass continues to cause problems for cereal growers this year, more than 250 farmers meet at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany's site in Cambridgeshire, to find out how they can manage the weed better.
Discussion of a BBSRC-funded project to tackle blackgrass.
The theory that breakfast is the most important meal of the day - and key to keeping down weight - has been challenged by new research in Bath. Researchers at the University of Bath have conducted the...
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