• Agriculture arose from surplus, not hunger

    Modelling finds common cause for domestication.

    Modelling historical population densities around the globe between 21,000 and 4000 years ago explains the origins of ...

    Agriculture June 5, 2018
  • Mutant maize

    Tweaking stem cell production may be a path to greater yields.

    The image above shows a tiny, immature ear of maize. It’s no ordinary maize, however: the irregular shape of the tip ...

    Agriculture March 29, 2018
  • Sweeter maize

    A gene from rice can make maize produce more sugar.

    The maize shown above has had a gene from rice added to its genome that regulates the accumulation of sucrose in kern...

    Agriculture February 8, 2018
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