Tagged: crops


Bumble bees prefer a low-fat diet

Without insect pollination, many plant species – including crops – cannot reproduce. Bumble bees are of particular importance, but as new research shows, their livelihood could be affected by malnutrition. Bees are an important...


Busting our belief in bioplastics

Bioplastics are not yet the silver bullet to our society’s plastic problem. In addition to problems related to pollution and biodegradability, the land required to produce them competes with food production, according to a...


Extreme weather on the rise

Extreme weather events such as heat waves and droughts but also longer cold periods will occur more frequently in the future, scientists warned at a conference in Paris. They want world leaders at the...