Microneedles made of silk-based material can target plant tissues for delivery of micronutrients, hormones, or genes.
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Monitoring the plant hormone ethylene could reveal when fruits and vegetables are about to spoil.
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A specialized silk covering could protect seeds from salinity while also providing fertilizer-generating microbes.
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New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A.
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J-WAFS zeroes in on food security as agricultural impacts of the climate crisis become more apparent
The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab presents a new report on climate, agriculture, water, and food security — with plans for more research.
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Molecules called ketone bodies may improve stem cells’ ability to regenerate new intestinal tissue.
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Condensation-based method developed at MIT could create stable nanoscale emulsions.
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Research from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society aims to help African farmers increase their production and profits with better prediction.
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An affordable, easy-to-use handheld sensor, soon to enter the market, can indicate the presence of bacterial contaminants in food in seconds.
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