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Food Crops Must Withstand Harsher Weather
Rapid population growth and a swiftly changing climate compound the challenges of ensuring a secure global food supply. Genetically...
Australia Agricultural Biotechnology Annual Report 2011
In early 2010, Western Australia passed legislation to allow commercial plantings of canola, which led to a more than trebling in area...
Enhancing Biodiversity Through Management Of Uncropped Land
UK - HGCA, the cereals and oilseeds division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, has launched a new 16-page practical...
Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the US
US farmers have adopted genetically engineered (GE) crops widely since their commercial introduction in 1996, notwithstanding uncertainty...
Cold-Tolerant Oats In Production In Sweden
Oat is the sixth most important cereal in the world. Traditionally it has been used for feed, but it’s importance as a food...
Purdue Studies Safety of Biotech and Glyphosate Use
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's recent decision to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa renewed a debate about the safety of...
Risk Analysis Process to Increase Confidence in GM?
Research from the UK and the Netherlands suggests that applying a new risk analysis approach for GM food products could improve the...
Seed Companies Set for Corn Hybrid War?
Seed for two new drought-tolerant corn varieties will be in limited release this spring. ...
Hessian Fly Wheat Resistance; Solution Needed
Many of the genes that allow wheat to ward off Hessian flies are no longer effective in the southeastern US, and research should be...
Food Technology Vital to Feeding Growing World Population
To feed a world population projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, technology that can enhance food production will be a significant...
Can Corn be Taught to Fix its Own Nitrogen?
Nitrogen fertilisation is essential for profitable corn production. It also is a major cost of production and can contribute to degradation...
Cloned Gene to Develop Aluminum Tolerant Crops
Cornell researcher Leon Kochian, in collaboration with Brazilian scientists, has cloned a unique sorghum gene that is being used to...
Wheat Prepared for the Future
Climate change will alter the growing conditions for wheat in many areas of the world. Scientists are now investigating wheat varieties...
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