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How often do you eat a mutant food? (Event)

As the world population continues to grow past the seven billion mark more and more crops are needed to feed us, our livestock and grow biofuels. This increasing global food demand creates significant environmental and health conc ... Read more

Land Use Debate (Event)

The RSA Fellows' Media, Creative Industries, Culture and Heritage (MCICH) Network is hosting a Land Use Debate in conjunction with the James Hutton Institute on Monday 19 November 2012 in Melrose Parish Church Hall. Each of t ... Read more

Feeding the 7 billion (Event)

Before our Feeding the 7 billion event we asked people on the streets of Dundee for their thoughts on food security. See what they had to say in our film here. ... Read more

James Hutton Institute joins the Natural Capital Initiative (News)

The James Hutton Institute has joined a leading UK partnership that brings together scientists, policymakers, business, industry and others to discuss how to safeguard important ecosystems. ... Read more

September winner of our Water Works competition (News)

The September winner of our monthly schools photographic competition Water Works is 15-year-old Julian Scott from Dundee. Describing his photograph entitled "Expect the unexpected" Julian said: "We were having a wa ... Read more

Cheers to new blueberry and oat beer (News)

A new beer brewed using Scottish field-grown blueberries and oats has been launched at the 19th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship at Carrbridge in the Highlands. The “Brochan” beer has been prod ... Read more

See-through soil reveals plant roots (News)

A new transparent soil is helping to reveal the dark, underground secrets of plant roots. A team of researchers from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Abertay Dundee have developed a see-through soil which will enab ... Read more

Sustainable intensification - the challenge for agriculture (News)

Achieving increased levels of productivity using existing land whilst causing minimal environmental damage is one of the greatest challenges of modern agriculture. Sustainable intensification, as the concept is known, will be the ... Read more

Water Works competition August winner (News)

The August winner of our monthly schools photographic competition Water Works is 15-year-old Julian Scott from Dundee. Describing his photograph entitled "Puddle" Julian said: "It was bucketing it down, but that di ... Read more

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