Agricultural Science

Sweet science: Putting corn syrup to work on Earth's origins

Mar 20, 2018

Sweet science: Grad student uses a ton of corn syrup to study plate tectonics

Half-ton butter sculpture unveiled at Pennsylvania Farm Show

Jan 4, 2018

Half-ton of butter transformed into sculpture celebrating Pennsylvania's dairy industry, heralding start of state's 102nd Farm Show

UF gets $8.7M grant to improve food supply in Africa

Jan 2, 2018

The University of Florida has received an $8.7 million grant aimed at research that will reduce hunger in Africa

Gunmen attack agriculture institute in Pakistan, killing 12

Dec 2, 2017

Gunmen storm government complex in northwestern Pakistan, killing nine, wounding 35

Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat

Nov 16, 2017

Scientists say despite prevention efforts, harmful algae is quickly becoming a global epidemic

Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it

Nov 16, 2017

Pungent, ugly and often-toxic algae is spreading across U.S. waterways, even as the government spends vast sums of money to help farmers reduce fertilizer runoff that helps cause it

Lawsuit: Bighorn sheep threatened by domestic sheep grazing

Oct 18, 2017

Environmental groups say in a lawsuit that the U.S. Forest Service is illegally jeopardizing bighorn sheep with deadly diseases by allowing thousands of domestic sheep to graze in eastern Idaho as part of agricultural research activities

European court sides with Italian farmer pushing GM crops

Sep 13, 2017

The European Union court has ruled in favor of an Italian activist farmer who has defied his nation's laws by planting genetically modified corn

Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

Aug 1, 2017

A new study shows a correlation between rising temperatures and the rate of farmer suicides in India

Rene Preval, who led Haiti amid catastrophe, dies at 74

Mar 3, 2017

Rene Preval, a low-key technocrat who led Haiti as president during the devastating January 2010 earthquake and a messy and prolonged recovery, has died

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