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Exeter Scientists Grow Plants with Friendly Fungi

*The lack of rainfall and higher-than-average temperatures in spring 2011 were predicted to hit harvests, leading to higher food prices.*

*Climate change may mean that these dry and hot conditions will become more common in the UK, so researchers are looking at ways to make plants more tolerant of dry spells.*

Dr Chris Thornton and colleagues at the University of Exeter are examining whether adding a safe and harmless fungus to compost boosts the growth and proliferation of crops’ roots, helping them grow with less water. Not only that, trials currently underway with a supplier to a major supermarket are investigating whether the plants exposed to the fungus can also be grown in the absence of fertiliser. (more…)

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Cooking Mix Needs Recipe Fix

Cooking is a fine science similar to pharmaceutical one. The difference is that we do not mix drugs ourselves and trust this business to the professionals, while in cooking we have to rely exclusively on ourselves. In the meantime, basic knowledge of chemistry and medicine would be useful for any responsible cook.

This is the knowledge that products matching is based on, and it will help you make your food the most healthful and safe. (more…)

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