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In a world in which citizens are increasingly aware of what they consume and the environmental and social implications derived from their decisions, ensuring the traceability of what comes to the table is essential to guarantee the success of any product.

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By applying ozone to cassava starch, a team of researchers in Brazil has managed to produce a more resistant and biodegradable type of plastic that can be used in various types of packaging - including those used to package food products - or as plastic bags.

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Researchers at the Dutch Institute of Ecology conducted a study that concluded that certain species of resistant bacteria can protect plant roots against fungal infections. "Bacteria are essential for the functioning of plants, animals and people," research leader Jos Raaijmakers told Science Daily.

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A team of scientists from the Potosino Institute for Scientific and Technological Research (Ipicyt) created a 100 percent potosine formulation that works as a seed biostimulant, that is, it is a substance that protects chili, sorghum, corn and sugar cane seeds against fungal attacks, while improving crop yields and protecting them against other

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Martin Williams, associate professor in the Department of Crop Science at the University of Illinois, says that the cultivation of sweet corn in the Midwest of the United States is planted in an average population of 60,000 plants per hectare.

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Agriculture is characterized by always looking for new methods, varieties or technologies that allow it to progress and remain at the forefront in crop production. Along these lines, studies that analyze the impact of plantation behavior depending on how it was designed, established and managed, are of great interest to the sector.