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Scientists to release biotech maize, cotton varieties in Kenya

Kenyan scientists have used modern biotechnology to develop two crop varieties that are expected to be released in the country ...
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Genetically-modified mustard gets GEAC nod for cultivation

The recommendation for clearance has been sent to Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave who has to approve the decision. GM ...
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ISAAA presents 2016 Annual Report on GM crops adoption in 2016

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) launched its 2016 report titled Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: ...
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World Earth Day And Nigeria’s Stand For Science

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 with various worldwide events held to demonstrate support for environmental ...
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Kenyan scientists seek more funding for biotechnology research

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A Kenyan scientist on Wednesday called on the government to increase funding for agricultural biotechnology to help ...
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German biotech on the rise

The Biotechnology in Germany is a growth engine. According to a new report, all key figures such as employees, turnover ...
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The government is going to counter ‘misinformation’ about GMO foods

The Food and Drug Administration will fund a campaign to promote genetically modified organisms in food under a bipartisan agreement to ...
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Use of biotechnology must to attain food security: Bosan

Around 130 national and international academicians and scientists hailing from seven different countries including Turkey, Tunisia, Sudan, Iran, Sri Lanka, ...
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Farmers return to BT cotton after experiment with desi variety fails

After the experiment with the desi cotton failed to bear fruits, farmers are returning to the BT cotton in the ...
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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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The rise of antimicrobial-resistant diseases

‘Antimicrobial resistance is a threat to global security and economic stability.  It is a looming health and economic crisis that ...
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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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Use of high-yielding GM varieties will allow farmers to export corn

The government should promote the use of higher-yielding genetically modified (GM) seed varieties to boost corn output and enable farmers ...
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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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