Scientists are hoping that by confusing insects' sense of smell, they won't be able to locate crops (Photo: Noel McKeegan)
Good news for crop farmers this week with UK scientists discovering molecules they hope will confuse insects’ sense of smell and therefore their ability to detect plants – and each other. The researchers believe this could reduce the damage insects cause to crops and lead to better food security. Roughly one-quarter of the world’s crops are lost annually to pests and disease.
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