Insects perform invaluable functions in ecosystems. They pollinate flowers, for starters.
Nuclear conflict may remain unthinkable in terms of the human cost, but research published this week in the journal Science Advances adds focus on the potential climate impacts if the unthinkable were to happen. The paper, from 10 authors led
Right from the get-go in plant domestication farmers made mistakes with long-lasting consequences.
As the planet's population grows, there will be ever more mouths to feed. But with what crops that is done will matter.
Several strains of a fungus are posing grave threats to the world’s banana plants. So are changing weather patterns.
Minor changes across our food chain could save one-fifth of agricultural land globally.