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A very special compound

Salt is much more than just a condiment. And food is not the only thing that needs a pinch of salt: It is also found in soap, glass and plastic containers.

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The chemistry of apples

Apples have rightly gained a reputation as healthy food because a “fruit pharmacy” is lurking in and just below the peel.

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How will we feed ourselves in the future?

Global food production needs to rise to provide a nutritious diet for everyone. Ideas from around the world could change the way we eat.

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The chemistry of cooking

Writer Harold McGee on popular food myths and the science behind them.

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High-tech solutions to combat hunger

Smartphones, intelligent machines and vertical farming in skyscrapers. How innovative concepts are changing the agriculture of the future.

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Sowing the seeds of the Second Green Revolution

In an interview, Prabhu Pingali tallks about the opportunities in the fight against hunger.

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Solar-powered tent keeps food fresh

A tent-like structure for food helps smallholder farmers in hot, dry regions to reduce spoilage of their harvests.

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Shining a light on hidden diseases

Neglected tropical diseases were long off the radar of the wider world. But, thanks to international efforts, this is gradually changing.

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Cultivating zucchini in outer space

Exploring new opportunities in agriculture doesn’t stop at planet Earth: New dimensions in vegetable gardening are unfolding in outer space.

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Sharing knowledge and improving lives

In India, farmers are learning to cultivate their fields sustainably and increase their yields.

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Farmer's fields as nature conservation areas

Eleven farms in Europe are leading way in showing how modern farming can help protect ecosystems.

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Decades of dedication to fighting disease

The former U.S. President Jimmy Carter about the fight against neglected tropical diseases.

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Pioneering thinker – then and now: Ammonia synthesis

In 1913, Carl Bosch discovered how to produce ammonia on an industrial scale. Gerhard Ertl has researched the mechanism behind it.

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Rooting out the kissing bug

How BASF is helping to control the insect that spreads Chagas disease.

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Sustainability measurement

BASF has developed a method for holistically assessing sustainability in agriculture.

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Boxing clever

Not just an empty box: Innovations ensure that food packaging is affordable, sustainable and safe.  

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Well packaged

Today, packaging must do a lot. Nicolas Eilken, 3D Design Director explains the many roles it fulfills.  

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