Tag Archives: plants

California-based Beyond Meat appoints PHW as its sales and distribution partner for the German Market

Los Angeles // Rechterfeld, 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — California-based Beyond Meat, which counts Bill Gates and Leonardo DiCaprio among its investors, is working to change the meat we eat by replacing animal protein with plant-based proteins. The company‘s mission is … Read the full press release

Study: aggressive filamentous microbial pathogens can invade liverworts and its response is shared with distantly related plants

CAMBRIDGE, 05-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Relationship between plants and filamentous microbes not only dates back millions of years, but modern plants have maintained this ancient mechanism to accommodate and respond to microbial invaders. Why do some plants welcome some microbes with … Read the full press release

Umeå University: Plant geneticist Nathaniel Street awarded the pedagogical prize from the Faculty of Science and Technology

Umeå, Sweden, 27-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The plant geneticist and lecturer at the Department of Plant Physiology, Nathaniel Street, is awarded the pedagogical prize from the Faculty of Science and Technology. The prize jury motivated its decision due to his outstanding … Read the full press release

VIB-UGent: The combination of a low lignin amount and increased biomass in our engineered plants led to a four-fold increase in sugar release compared to wild plants

Ghent, Belgium, 26-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To ease the industrial processing of plant biomass into energy, plants are engineered to contain less lignin. Unfortunately, this intervention typically leads to reduced yield. Researchers have now discovered a way to overcome this problem. … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham’s breakthrough discovery to enable crops to take nitrogen from the air instead of from expensive and environmentally damaging fertilisers

29-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — A major new technology has been developed by The University of Nottingham, which enables all of the world’s crops to take nitrogen from the air rather than expensive and environmentally damaging fertilisers. Nitrogen fixation, the process by which … Read the full press release