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Tourists bring alien seeds

Tourists can unwittingly bring alien plant species to Svalbard. Increased travel activity and expected temperature increases might alter the island's ecosystem.

Climate change alters mountain plants

Climate change is having a more profound effect on alpine vegetation than at first anticipated.

From poison to palatable

Every night millions of people go to bed hungry. New genetic technology can help us feed the world by making inedible seeds more edible.

Searching for a better corn

Norwegian farmers have shifted their production toward more wholesome and robust corn varieties – an important contribution to public health.

Global warming won't make plants grow any faster

Climate change will likely not result in increased plant growth as once thought. A new Danish research project shows that future periods of drought will limit growth – and that is bad news for the climate.