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Final course: ‘Coffee’… *

Or, rather, something to ponder as you finish your meal, maybe with a coffee. Whatever your food(s) of choice, you need the right equipment...

Making soy better

Avid readers of the Botany One blog will no doubt be aware of The Story of Soy. Written by Christine du Bois it makes...

Dark soils are the shadow of hidden agriculture

Stains left in the soil from past farmers, and the plants they cultivated, are helping illuminate prehistoric inhabitants of the Amazon.

Taking Glycine to the max!

The Story of Soy by Christine du Bois 2018. Reaktion Books Ltd. Before encountering Christine du Bois’ book, The Story of Soy, I had little...

The increasingly fluid Silk Road

What would you imagine was carried along the Silk Road(s), that ancient route that connected the far-East to the near-East and Europe? Silks? Well,...

Mammoth news: Bees help plants

What! That’s news?? Surely everybody knows that many plants are pollinated by bees? Hopefully, yes, but this item is not about that well-known plant-insect...

Flying insects plummet

Where have all the flower-pollinating insects have gone?

Rock could aid humanity

This excellent news is no surprise to followers of Bill and Ted.

Phytopathological future for plasma

The fight against pathogens in plants is moving to less familiar states of matter.

Good news for plant scientists who feel the need for speed

How fast does wheat need to be? You might look for taste and texture in a loaf, but why would anyone care about speed?

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