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Nigeria on track to commercialize GMO cowpeas, rice, sorghum, corn and cotton

The Biosafety Bill was signed into law in 2015, putting Nigeria on the map of countries with requisite regulations for ...
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GMO crops hit record high production level

The cultivation of genetically engineered (GMO) crops hit record levels in 2016, with 18 million farmers planting 185.1 million hectares ...
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High adoption of biotech crops recorded in 2016

In 2016, the global area of biotech crops reached 185.1 million hectares, according to a research paper authored by Drs. Rhodora Aldemita ...
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Bt cotton doubled production, minimised harm by pest: Govt

NEW DELHI: The production of cotton in the country has nearly doubled since the introduction of Bt cotton in 2002, ...
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Wait nearly over for Golden Rice release in Bangladesh

Beta carotene-rich grain key to fight vitamin-A deficiency Dhaka, Feb 5 (UNB) - Bangladeshi rice scientists have advanced a beta ...
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How Manipulating the Plant Microbiome Could Improve Agriculture

A few years ago, as a postdoc in the lab of Paul Schulze-Lefert at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding ...
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Hong Kong investors in good position to cash in on frenzy for Chinese biotech

Chinese drug companies have been on a tear in the US stock market. Now, entrepreneurs and investors betting on the ...
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Through Newton Agham annual grants: UK, PHL partner for development

The 2018 batch of Newton Agham 31 grantees, who qualified for scholarships, researches, trainings and institutional links to the United ...
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Genetic modification laws set for shake-up, with health and agriculture research industries to benefit

Australia is set to reform how it regulates new genetic engineering techniques, which experts say will help to dramatically speed ...
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Biotech booms in China

Timing can make a big difference in a career. Is it worthwhile to stay longer in a comfortable job or ...
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Who’s afraid of genetically modified chickens?

DEALING with controversies can be stressful and migraine inducing. Still, I welcome heated discussions over certain topics if only because it ...
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Vietnamese Researchers analyze function of Arabidopsis ERF8 in E.coli

Ethylene-responsive factor 8 (ERF8), a member of AP2/ERF superfamily, is one of the transcription factors involved in repression of leaf ...
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Why CRISPR-Edited Food May Be in Supermarkets Sooner Than You Think

In September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the green light to a version of the plant Camelina sativa, an ...
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Nigeria: Why We Support Field Trials of Genetically Modified Cassava in Nigeria – Scientist

A research scientist, Paul Onyenekwe, has described the approval granted to two international agencies by a Nigerian regulatory agency to ...
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What is gene editing and why should you care?

Animal and plant breeders are trying out a set of powerful new tools which have the potential to revolutionize agricultural ...
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Philippine dairy industry

Last January 10, 2018, I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to visit the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) ...
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GMO crops could help stem famine and future global conflicts

When most of us think about the threats posed by climate change, events like floods, droughts, intense storms and hotter ...
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Burkina Faso’s GMO cotton mistakes won’t be repeated in Africa, stakeholders say

Stakeholders in the agricultural biotechnology sector are offering assurances that the problems that prompted Burkina Faso to temporarily halt cultivation ...
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Farmer leaders join agri-biotechnology congress

Advancing biotechnology in the country, some 200 farmer leaders from different regions in the country convene for the National Agri-biotechnology ...
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Professor Calestous Juma: Advocate for innovation

Professor Calestous Juma: June 9, 1953 - Dec. 15, 2017 To outsiders, Calestous Juma's rise from humble origins in a ...
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