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How to feed 10 billion mouths: preparing for 2050

In about 30 years, the world’s population will have increased by nearly half. Expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, the rising number will continue to put pressure on the demand for food. At the same time, there has been an increasing loss of crops and livestock, due to genetic concerns and climatic factors. These […]

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Scientists attack maize’s fungal invader to save lost crops

Global health and food security is being threatened by fungus, as the fungus Aspergillus has been invading maize crops across the world. This is a problem because the fungus produces a protein called aflatoxin, which is toxic to humans and other animals, making the corn inedible. The toxic protein can cause liver cancer, as the […]