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Lupine (botanical name Lupinus mutabilis) is an edible plant that has been cultivated for centuries in the high Andes of South America; it is also known as lupinechochotarwi or altramuz.

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Farmers across the world could jack up giant profits using an Artificial Intelligence soil monitoring system developed at Brunel University London. By collecting data about soil and growing conditions, the 'magic bean' helps farmers boost crops, cut waste and save time, money and water.

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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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A new method that allows detecting in half an hour the fungus that threatens the world banana plantation was successfully applied in Colombia and the Philippines, and although it has not yet been commercially developed, the information is already available to those who want to apply it.

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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.