Researchers at South China Agriculture University have developed a new type of genetically modified rice rich in astaxanthin, an antioxidant said to have multiple health benefits.
The Ministry for Planning, Development and Reform on Friday informed the National Assembly that Pakistan and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the agriculture sector.
The ministry in a written reply said the government attached great importance to cooperation in the agriculture sector with China under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
According to the MoU, both the countries will conduct joint research on conventional and genetically modified varieties of seed breeding, precision agriculture, biotechnology and biological application for disease and pest control. Both countries will also collaborate in the technology of pre and post-harvest storage and processing.
Pakistan and China will cooperate in the field of water conservation and management through the use of water efficient technologies. Both countries will encourage investment in agriculture infrastructure for sustainable food systems.
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Biotechnology will be promoted in the science and technology development scheme of Việt Nam, contributing to socio-economic development, said Dr. Phan Ngọc Minh, Vice President of the Việt Nam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), at the nationwide biotechnology conference held on Friday in Hà Nội.
China is transforming its traditional agriculture sector, using science and technology to drive rural revitalization and modernization.
Delivering a report on the development of China’s agricultural science and technology recently, Tang Huajun, president of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), said remarkable progress has been made in innovation, which has played an important role in ensuring national food security and increasing farmers’ incomes.
A year after the government put the commercial release of genetically modified (GM) mustard on hold, the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) has approved field studies of GM mustard on honey bee and other pollinations at its recently held 136th meeting.
Sir Richard J. Roberts FRS shared his thoughts on science communication, open access publishing and GMOs at a public talk co-organized by Wildtype Media Group.
Scientists in Japan have genetically modified chickens to lay eggs containing an extremely valuable protein that helps treat cancer, hepatitis and multiple sclerosis in humans.
The Pakistan Biotechnology and Microbiologists Association, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has demanded of the government to establish biotechnology research centers in all major cities and recognize the degree of biotechnology and microbiology equivalent to the degree in biology.
Chinese feed producer firm Dabeinong Technology will work on introducing genetically modified soybeans in Argentina on a commercial scale.
Trà Vinh Province plans to use advanced technology in agriculture and increase production of specialty products, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Ngô Chí Cường, has said.
Chinese scientists have found a gene which plays an important role in helping rice, originating in warm southern China, expand to the relatively cold northern regions.
Vietnam’s rapid progress in research and application of biotechnology in agriculture is contributing to the country’s goals for green growth and farmers’ demands, according to experts.
Nguyen Ngoc Bao Chau of the HCM City Open University’s Faculty of Biotechnology said that in the last five years “many institutes, universities, centres and startups in the country including HCM City have conducted research and developed effective applications for biotechnology in agriculture”.
Soon, weight watchers and those with high cholesterol won’t have to think twice before picking up the jar of groundnut oil from supermarkets.
Scientists are all set to help farmers grow groundnut which will be free of cholesterol, the waxy substance most dreaded for clogging arteries.
Bacteria, for the most part, is associated with illness, diseases or an unhygienic environment.
Interestingly, though, up to 70% of bacteria found in our natural environment are actually termed as “good bacteria”. These bacteria can be used for treatment of diseases, promote healthy growth and strengthen immunity systems in living organisms.
Malaysian agriculture biotechnology company, Virgin Greens X Sdn Bhd, aims to promote the use of this natural biological wonder to transform how food and agriculture products are produced.
Technological application and improved management are necessary to ensure high economic efficiency and sustainable development of agriculture amidst widespread global integration and changing climate.