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Looking to the past to build food security for the future

New funding will help experts unlock a legacy of soil information.

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Plant research seals importance of microbes for survival and growth

Scientists have revealed that plants have a ‘sealing’ mechanism in the root.

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Research into how to futureproof crops receives £4.5m funding

Our plant scientists are part of a team awarded £4.5m to futureproof crops against climate change and shortages.

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Plant protein discovery could reduce need for fertiliser

Researchers have discovered how a protein in plant roots controls the uptake of minerals and water.

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Understanding micronutrient deficiencies in Zimbabwe

We are working to support policymakers to help alleviate mineral micronutrient deficiencies.

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You don't have to go cold turkey on your red meat habit.

A new study shows that halving the amount of red meat you eat will have health benefits.


Fighting antibiotic resistance in poultry

Our researchers are using machine learning to reduce the need for antibiotics on chicken farms.

Cocoa beans that are red, orange and yellow in colour.

We are making artisan chocolate taste even better!

Our researchers are exploring what microbes are present in cocoa bean fermentation and how they affect flavour.



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