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Africa’s Farmers Want to Plant the Best Crops Science Can Offer

To many people around the world, the cassava is an exotic crop that they have never eaten. Or so they think. Yet anybody who has tasted tapioca pudding has profited from this versatile plant: Tapioca is a starch that comes from the cassava, a tropical shrub whose tuber is edible. I don’t eat much cassava […]

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Africa’s Farmers Want to Plant the Best Crops Science Can Offer

To many people around the world, the cassava is an exotic crop that they have never eaten. Or so they think. Yet anybody who has tasted tapioca pudding has profited from this versatile plant: Tapioca is a starch that comes from the cassava, a tropical shrub whose tuber is edible. I don’t eat much cassava […]

A road leads deep into a  Kansas cornfield in late July.

Science Lesson Learned: Science is in almost every mouthful of food we eat

Science class in high school hasn’t taught me much about farming, but working on my father’s farm has taught me a lot about science. I’m receiving my formal education at St. Joseph High School in Hammonton, New Jersey, where I’m just now starting the 10th grade and playing offensive line on the JV football team. […]

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WTO’s Future Again Questioned over Trade Facilitation Agreement

A new future for the WTO was acclaimed last December after the WTO Ministerial meeting in Bali, Indonesia approved a set of agricultural trade policy changes known as the Bali Package. This was the first multilateral agreement to update existing trade rule since the establishment of the WTO in 1995 as the successor to the […]

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