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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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With a 49% share in the global oil and soybean flour market, for 20 years, Argentina has been leading exports of these specialties.

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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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CGIAR announced a global initiative called Crops to End Hunger (CtEH), which will enhance its contributions to the SDGs through high-priority staple crops bred to meet the specific needs of targeted regions and their populations.

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Winter crops have a great challenge in the country, since INTA pointed out that Argentina should position itself as a large producer of legumes. In this sense, INTA and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of Rosario developed a new variety of green peas with improvement in genetics.