Food and Agricultural Sciences

What is Agricultural Science?

In response to a growing population, the progress of agricultural science has gained attention over the century particularly in regard to issues of food security.

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Plants play a key role in cycling toxic mercury levels in the environment

Plants play a key role in cycling toxic mercury levels in the environment

New handheld MasSpec Pen can identify meat and fish fraud within seconds

New handheld MasSpec Pen can identify meat and fish fraud within seconds

Key protein could block the most common cause of food poisoning

Key protein could block the most common cause of food poisoning

New study could help develop cultured meat using decellularized spinach leaves

New study could help develop cultured meat using decellularized spinach leaves

Toxin in potatoes is a divergent of bitter-tasting compound in tomatoes

Toxin in potatoes is a divergent of bitter-tasting compound in tomatoes

Monitoring pollen levels using environmental DNA

Monitoring pollen levels using environmental DNA

Tackling climate change using green energy

Tackling climate change using green energy

Study reveals a promising material to control root-knot nematodes

Study reveals a promising material to control root-knot nematodes

Processed meat consumption associated with increased risk of dementia

Processed meat consumption associated with increased risk of dementia

Biodiversity-friendly management may help minimize the negative impacts of agriculture

Biodiversity-friendly management may help minimize the negative impacts of agriculture

Four strains of Methylobacteriaceae discovered

Four strains of Methylobacteriaceae discovered

Lowering apolipoprotein CIII levels can prevent deleterious effects of a high-fat diet

Lowering apolipoprotein CIII levels can prevent deleterious effects of a high-fat diet

Environmental DNA could help better understand grasses that cause allergies

Environmental DNA could help better understand grasses that cause allergies

Spraying leaves with vitamin C can dramatically increase protein production

Spraying leaves with vitamin C can dramatically increase protein production

Volatile signal in plants activates defense and inhibits growth processes

Volatile signal in plants activates defense and inhibits growth processes

Evolutionary history of hosts can predict plants’ susceptibility to pathogens

Evolutionary history of hosts can predict plants’ susceptibility to pathogens

UMD awarded grant to explore nettle as a functional food for improving health

UMD awarded grant to explore nettle as a functional food for improving health

New gene-drive technologies can help control crop pests

New gene-drive technologies can help control crop pests

Combined treatment can effectively destroy insects in stored grains

Combined treatment can effectively destroy insects in stored grains

New way to create eco-friendly fungicides that protect food crops

New way to create eco-friendly fungicides that protect food crops