The aroma of distant worlds

New evidence that spices, fruits from Asia had reached the Mediterranean earlier than thought

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Framework Sheds Light On Nitrogen Loss Of Producing Common Food Items

The element nitrogen is a double-edged sword. It is essential for growing plants and feeding people, but it is also a leading cause of pollution across the world. Only by using nitrogen more sustainably can the positive and harmful effects of nitrogen be balanced.

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Soil Degradation Costs U.S. Corn Farmers A Half-Billion Dollars Every Year

One-third of the fertilizer applied to grow corn in the U.S. each year simply compensates for the ongoing loss of soil fertility, leading to more than a half-billion dollars in extra costs to U.S. farmers every year, finds new research from CU Boulder published last month in Earth’s Future.

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