Microorganisms have natural product biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs) that may contain unique bioactivities for drug development and agricultural applications. However, many uncharacterized microbial BGCs remain inaccessible. Researchers at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign previously demonstrated a technique that uses transcription factor bait to activate large, silent BGCs in bacteria to aid in natural product discovery. […]
Ancient alchemists dreamed of turning basic materials such as lead into gold and other valuable goods. While such efforts have generally failed, researchers today have some success in extracting a variety of useful products such as aviation fuels, lubricants, solvents, food additives, and plastics from organic waste. The trick is achieved with the help of […]
Soil Association Certification's 2021 Organic Market Report shows the UK organic market is now valued at £ 2.79 billion after sales growth of 12.6% in 2020.
The seasonal labor shortage exacerbated by Brexit and the non-ornamental non-ornamental farm labor program has resulted in no crops being plucked and some growers considering curtailing operations. by Matthew Appleby
Plastic is ubiquitous in people's lives. However, once plastic-containing objects have done their job, only a small amount is recycled into new products, which are often of lower quality compared to the original material. Converting this waste into high quality chemicals requires significant energy. Now researchers in ACS report & # 39; JACS Au have […]
The Mid-Atlanic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), the first of America's "green" shows this year and celebrated as the “masterpiece of trade fairs”, opened online last week and more dressed than 550 exhibitors.
Horticultural Week offers an exclusive epic data overview on garden center sales in 2020 compared to 2019, showing that core gardens, compost and plants performed better in 2020 than last year.
The last minute Brexit deal was welcomed by the horticultural industry, but questions remain about exporting seeds and seed potatoes and bureaucratic barriers to the industry to the EU that trade leaders say will have an impact on business regardless. Now gardeners and gardeners are grappling with the reality of Brexit after the transition under […]