The impact of plant disease may be reduced if people are made aware of the many pathways for plant-killing microbes -- and why preventing their spread matters to us all.
Many people are suspicious of GM crops, but new techniques could massively increase food production.
Every single Cavendish banana plant worldwide is genetically identical. This vast monoculture sets them up for disastrous disease outbreaks. But researchers have ideas on how to protect the crop.
Scientists are using maps and data to identify which areas are most at risk.