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Food security news from 2014

December

Rising temperatures predicted to lower wheat yields press release

Scientists create ingredient that will make you feel fuller press release

Mother plants teach seeds about seasons and give them a thicker coat when it's cold press release

BBSRC community invited to join Valuing Nature Network news

Black-grass Resistance Initiative gets battle underway news

IFR announces new test for detecting horse meat press release

November

TGAC and JIC identify new genetic markers to combat yellow rust disease in wheat press release

UK and India collaborate on future-proof crops BBSRC press release

A warming world may spell bad news for honey bees BBSRC press release

Plant co-existence: insights from a 171 year Rothamsted experiment press release

Research Councils scheme commits £1M to boost farming sustainability and productivity news

October

Research diary: plant clinics in Uganda feature 

£5M for agricultural innovation press release

Research paves way for new generation of fungicides press release

BBSRC and NERC fund initiatives to protect soils and safeguard global food security BBSRC press release

£6M research funding boost for farmed fish, shellfish and aquatic life news

September

A big step towards more efficient photosynthesis press release

Big science from small insects feature 

Barley business for beer brewing nets scientists enterprise funding press release

Plant insights could help develop crops for changing climates press release

BBSRC Science Snapshots news

August

New study charts the global invasion of crop pests press release

TGAC help improve harvests by completing genome sequence of soil bacterium press release

July

Bees able to spot which flowers offer best rewards before landing, new research shows press release

The role of no-till agriculture in climate change mitigation may be over-stated press release

Breakthrough in fight against deadly chicken disease press release

£18M of Agri-Tech funding for UK-led projects press release

New Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science press release

£7M for new approaches to tackling bovine tuberculosis BBSRC press release

Scientists complete pig exome press release

New model for Bovine TB highlights emphasis on cattle press release

A sheep's early life experiences can shape behaviour in later life press release

DNA analysis reveals that queen bumblebees disperse far from their birthplace before setting up home news

June

Bloodsucking mite threatens UK honeybees BBSRC press release

Plants sense water in soil to grow roots in the right direction press release

Gene study shows how sheep first separated from goats press release

Root growth regulation could help boost crop performance BBSRC press release

Could spiders be the key to saving our bees? press release

BBSRC and NSF renew funding to improve photosynthesis to feed and fuel the world press release

May

Better understanding of disease resistance genes in crops news

Public-private research partnership to support sustainable agricultural systems BBSRC press release

New manure app to minimise losses and boost profit press release

Pesticides in bee decline – call for evidence-driven debate press release

Researchers and growers will work together to combat black-grass press release

A synthetic biology approach to improve photosynthesis press release

Green vaccination: boosting plant immunity without side effects press release

April

Ticks help spread lumpy skin disease among cattle press release

Scientists grow longer lasting salad press release

March

£4M for Agricultural Innovation press release

New international partnership aims to unlock wheat's potential BBSRC press release

Advances in animal welfare research feature

Food and fuel production needs to change say experts at IBEC 2014 news

Scientists gain insights into pig disease which costs farmers millions BBSRC press release

Virtual bees help to unravel complex causes of colony decline BBSRC press release 

February

Biodiesel by-product could be used to protect soil quality press release

Flood-proofing farming: a grass roots approach press release

Managed honeybees linked to new diseases in wild bees BBSRC press release

GM spuds beat blight press release

Hidden crop pest threat to poorer nations revealed press release

Genetic chip will help salmon farmers breed better fish press release

High temperatures affect male fertility in plants press release

Secrets of potato blight evolution could help farmers fight back press release

January

Initiation of Pwllpeiran Upland Research Platform press release

GM purple tomato harvest press release 

Rothamsted Research submits application to Defra for permission to carry out GM field trial press release

Pesticides linked to smaller worker bees press release

Ramularia and the four 'Rs' press release

Safeguarding the future supply of our daily bread news

PhD students in India, Ethiopia and Kenya to fight wheat stripe rust press release

New discovery could stimulate plant growth and increase crop yields press release

Europe is short of 13 million honeybee colonies for crop pollination press release 

BBSRC-funded Rothamsted GM wheat field experimental work completed news