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From stem cell to steak
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From stem cell to steak

Meat production consumes a lot of resources. And for a wide variety of reasons, people are eating less meat or even giving it up entirely. A growing number of companies are therefore looking into alternative methods of producing meat – for example, in a lab.

Climate change requires precision cultivation
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Climate change requires precision cultivation

We need robust new crop varieties to protect harvests against invasive pests. Innovative methods, such as precision cultivation using gene editing, can help plant breeding keep pace with climate change.

Drought-tolerant maize as a response to climate change
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Drought-tolerant maize as a response to climate change

Climate change poses increasing challenges for agriculture. Plant breeding is therefore working at full speed to develop varieties with better resistance to environmental stress.

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Megatrends: "Avalanches in slow motion"
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Megatrends: "Avalanches in slow motion"

The world is changing. The complexity is great and that makes it difficult to keep track in everyday life. Megatrends provide orientation here. They outline the main lines of change.

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Megatrends: "Avalanches in slow motion"
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Megatrends: "Avalanches in slow motion"

The world is changing. The complexity is great and that makes it difficult to keep track in everyday life. Megatrends provide orientation here. They outline the main lines of change.

COVID-19 triggers a boom in functional food
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COVID-19 triggers a boom in functional food

During the COVID-19 crisis, demand for functional food and nutritional supplements has grown worldwide. Consumers have become more conscious of the importance of healthy nutrition.

Finally, a golden age for golden rice
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Finally, a golden age for golden rice

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that worldwide, as many as 500,000 children go blind every year due to a lack of vitamin A. Roughly half of them die within 12 months of losing their sight. This miserable situation could be greatly eased if the affected children had access to an inexpensive, everyday food containing an adequate amount of vitamin A.

"The future lies in precision agriculture"
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"The future lies in precision agriculture"

Camilla Corsi, Head of Crop Protection Research st Syngenta, talks about the opportunities modern science offers for plant health, but also about her special relationship with agriculture and food that traces to her childhood in Tuscany.