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agricultureThe US Farm Bill Has Made Hemp Legal and It Has Many Uses

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Hemp is different from marijuana. They are both cannabis but Hemp does not have psychoactive compounds. Hemp is a cannabis plant that has less than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp is used in textiles, plastics, livestock feed, and home cooking. …

agricultureDoomer Attenborough Hates People and Malthus Was Wrong by Over 300 Times

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The Doomer David Attenborough hates humans and data. He desperately wants fewer humans and ignores data which shows how wrong his ideas are. This is a dangerous level of ignorance. This ignorance and constantly wrong belief has harmed millions of …

agriculturePhotosynthesis Hack Will Make Plants More Productive So the World Can Feed 40% More

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Crops engineered with a photorespiratory shortcut are 40 percent more productive in real-world agronomic conditions. Photosynthesis uses the enzyme Rubisco—the planet’s most abundant protein—and sunlight energy to turn carbon dioxide and water into sugars that fuel plant growth and yield. …

agricultureWe Know Enough to Be Really Dangerous With Gene Editing

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Some gene edited animals have been unintentionally deformed. There are gene edited rabbits with enlarged tongues and pig’s with extra vertebrae. Rapid progress in gene editing is being made but there is still a lot to learn. We know enough …

agricultureElectricity boosts crop yield by 30% while reducing pesticides and fertilizers

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China uses electricity instead of chemical pesticides and fertilizers to boost the growth of vegetables and fruits. Electricity boosted vegetable output by 20 to 30 percent. Pesticide use has decreased 70 to 100 percent. And fertilizer consumption has dropped more …

agricultureLong-term colonization of the solar system with 290,000 square feet per person

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A 5 km settlement radius corresponds roughly to the sweet design spot where earthlike radiation shielding is produced for free by the required structural mass. The paper is by Pekka Janhunen. Overall, the settlement concept satisfies the following generic requirements …

agricultureAustralia and Water Innovation

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The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. CSIRO works with leading organizations around the world. From its headquarters in Canberra, CSIRO maintains more than 50 sites across Australia …

agricultureUS and Mexico announce a new trade deal

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The U.S. and Mexico struck a trade deal on Monday that paved the way to replace NAFTA, the current agreement between the two nations and Canada. Mexican officials promised the Latin American country would start buying as farm product as …

agricultureWater management is complex and dynamic and requires better understanding and measurement

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Crop irrigation uses 70% of global fresh water extractions. Irrigated crops make up 40% of globally available food calories. Advanced technologies that could provide irrigation efficiency (IE) are funded and supported to improve the crop per drop. This provides private …

agricultureA fully annotated wheat genome good be used to massively boost wheat crop yields

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Wheat is one of the major sources of food for much of the world. However, because bread wheat’s genome is a large hybrid mix of three separate subgenomes, it has been difficult to produce a high-quality reference sequence. Using recent …