New nanotechnology extending self life of fruits

An international research team is developing nanotechnology-based applications of hexanal, a natural plant extract that extends the storage life of harvested fruit. [caption id="attachment_9036" align="alignright" width="300"] Freshness is key because the fruit spoil quickly and…

Catching rice-invading snails in the act

Commonly available eco-friendly plants and materials can be used to trap rice-crop-invading snails in place of chemicals, according to new research in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science. [caption id="attachment_8858" align="alignnone" width="800"] Copyright :…

Tapping into Asia’s biodiversity to feed a hungry…

Bangkok, Thailand-- Scientists and government representatives are assessing opportunities to increase food security and nutrition by more closely examining the region’s biodiversity and its links to food production and agriculture, an FAO regional consultation on biodiversity announced today. The Asia region’s agriculture, livestock, forestry and…