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World 08 Jan 2021 | 6:52 PM

Newly identified rice gene may help reduce nitrogen fertilizer use

BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists have found a gene that plays a crucial role in helping rice adapt to low soil nitrogen and may be used to breed high-yield rice varieties with reduced nitrogen fertilizer use.

World 05 Jan 2021 | 4:48 PM

Researchers develop technology capable of increasing crop resistance to wheat rust

CANBERRA, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- A team of researchers have developed crops with stronger resistance to potentially devastating "wheat rust."

Nation 05 Jan 2021 | 7:00 AM

Farmers worry about recovery from floods

JOHOR BARU: The sight of their farms being destroyed by the ongoing flood has brought back devastating scenes of the floods in 2006 and 2007 to Johor farmers.

Business 05 Jan 2021 | 7:00 AM

Higher food costs stalk Britons in 2021

LONDON: The supermarket sticker shock threatened by a no-deal Brexit has been averted, but British shoppers still may find prices creeping higher in the new year.