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Science for the people

Science is truly an exciting field albeit a complex one to many. While we recognize the fruits and innovations that ...
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GMO crops now cultivated on 185m hectares across world

Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) crops now are being cultivated on 185.1 million hectares across world including the developing and the ...
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Uganda: GMO Bill Back in Parliament After Three Years On Shelf

Parliament on Wednesday began scrutinizing the Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill 2012, which has been on the shelves for more than ...
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Biotechnology a key to food security

BIOTECHNOLOGY can be the key to the country's food security and development issues. Gil Saguiguit, director of Southeast Asian Regional ...
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#InspireCourage: UP grad from Marawi dreams of building PH biotech industry

'You have to have many scientists – Filipino scientists – who are passionate about the country and those who do ...
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Biotechnology crops dominate Nebraska crop fields

Biotechnology varieties of corn and soybeans make up 95 percent of the 15.5 million acres planted this spring by Nebraska ...
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Aiming for new heights in bioeconomy development

IN LINE with efforts to create greater international visibility for Malaysia’s bioeconomy, Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) is participating ...
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USDA urged to strengthen GMO regulations

Center for Food Safety says government should be better protecting farmers, the public and environment Two federal agencies charged with ...
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Are Biotech crops safe to eat?

ARE biotech crops, which are spliced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), safe to eat? Opponents, mostly composed of private ...
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China approves imports of GM crops from the US

China, the world's largest importer of soybean, has approved importation of new varieties of GM crops from the U.S. The ...
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Malawi: Biotechnology could spur Africa’s industrialisation

An industrial development strategy could be built on the back of Africa’s agricultural sector underpinned by the adoption of new ...
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Coexistence of agri technologies pushed

MANILA, Philippines - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) reiterated the increasing importance ...
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‘Challenged’ SEARCA stresses ‘safe, scientific’ agri technologies

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) reiterated the increasing importance of safe, and ...
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Non-target arthropod risk assessment for Bt rice in China

Researchers have previously developed genetically engineered (GE) rice lines that produce insecticidal Cry proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to control ...
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Biotech law needed to support BT eggplant, gene-silenced potato

An academic think tank said a stronger policy is needed to authorize planting and release of biotechnology crops like the ...
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New report highlights 20 years of economic and environmental benefits from using biotech/GM crops

Press release: 5 June 2017: Dorchester, UK A new report released today by PG Economics has found that over the ...
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GM crops planted in 185M ha worldwide

In Photo: The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Application (Isaaa) released recently its 2016 report Global Status of ...
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China to evaluate U.S. agricultural biotechnology product

Under the new deal, China’s National Biosafety Committee will meet to assess the safety of eight products made by four ...
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Deregulation would boost biotechnology sector, experts say

Executives from consultancy firms and industry experts yesterday called for more deregulation and better government coordination to help boost the ...
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Japan, a potential sugar beet country

Japan has the potential to adopt biotech crops in the future with the increasing importation of biotech maize, soybean, canola, ...
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