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March for Science: Agony and ecstasy of a Malaysian agricultural biotechnology science communicator

What can be more challenging than slogging in the laboratory, burning the midnight Bunsen burner, changing the methodology a few ...
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Scientific innovations solving agricultural problems

Agriculture plays a critical role in food security, political stability, and world peace and yet it leaves a big environmental ...
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Expert: Biotechnology Will Aid Sustainable Agricultural Production

Prof. Benjamin Ubi, the President, (BSN), says the adoption of biotechnology will facilitate sustainable agricultural production in the country. Ubi ...
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March for Science goes international

The Cornell Alliance for Science global network is planning to join the March for Science in key international locales on ...
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Bangladesh to release 3 more Bt brinjal varieties

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) will release three more varieties of the country's first genetically modified (GM) crop--Bt Brinjal, which ...
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All in the name of food security

PRESIDENTIAL Proclamation 1414, signed in 2007, stipulates “the policy of government to promote safe and responsible use of modern biotechnology ...
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11 researchers recognized for work for PHL development

Eleven Filipino researchers received recognition for their contributions to the country’s development at the recent Annual Scientific Conference and 84th ...
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China aims to sow a revolution with GM seed takeover

Summary The planned takeover of Swiss seed giant Syngenta by Chinese state-owned chemical company ChemChina stands to change the outlook ...
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Marine microorganisms vs ‘superbugs’ discovered

A breakthrough research program funded by the Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) has discovered ...
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US gives tentative OK to Chinese takeover of Syngenta

U.S. regulators have agreed to a Chinese conglomerate’s proposed $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta on condition it ...
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Global rice program to explore boosting Asia’s rice-based agriculture through crop diversification

BANGKOK, Thailand—The CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on rice agri-food systems (RICE) is developing a framework for partnerships that will work ...
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Thailand launches New Investment Incentives on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials Technology and Digital Technology

Mrs. Hirunya Suchinai, Secretary General of the Board of Investment (BOI), revealed after the board meeting chaired by Prime Minister ...
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New GM technology paves the way for northern Australia’s cotton dreams

A new variety of genetically modified cotton is shaping up to be a game-changer for those looking to grow cotton ...
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GMO banana offers hope for disease and pest resistance

Transgenic bananas appear to successfully resist a bacterial wilting disease and pest species that are devastating the critical food crop in ...
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New rice fights off drought

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) have developed strains of rice that are resistant to drought ...
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Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce biodiesel, more sugar for ethanol

A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in ...
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Genetically engineered microbes make their own fertilizer, could feed the world’s poorest

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Industrial fertilizers help feed billions of people every year, but they remain beyond the reach of many of ...
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Borlaug’s dream is being realized

Dr. Norman Borlaug, whose scientific research sparked a “green revolution” in agriculture that saved millions of lives, was prescient. Groundbreaking ...
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Borlaug’s dream is being realized

Dr. Norman Borlaug, whose scientific research sparked a “green revolution” in agriculture that saved millions of lives, was prescient. Groundbreaking ...
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African trading bloc ready to embrace transgenic products

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member countries on Wednesday expressed their readiness for the development and ...
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