Posts made in January, 2013

Search for Senior Research Scientist at Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Activities, Classifieds | 0 comments

Search for Senior Research Scientist at Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l.

              PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Senior Research Scientist REPORTS TO: Country Manager and TC&D Director DEPT: Trait Characterization & Development LOCATION: Los Banos, Philippines   JOB PURPOSE (General Summary) The Trait Characterization and Development (TC&D) Department is the research group accountable for delivering trait efficacy and agronomic performance data necessary for the...

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Engineered bacteria make fuel from sunlight

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

             Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, can be engineered to make raw materials for fuels and chemicals from sunlight.   January 8, 2013 [University of California, Davis]   Chemists at the University of California, Davis, have engineered blue-green algae to grow chemical precursors for fuels and plastics — the first step in replacing fossil fuels as raw materials for the chemical industry. “Most chemical feedstocks come from petroleum and...

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China to boost biotech industry

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Chinese Academy of Sciences  |   January 8, 2013   The Chinese government will give a boost to the biotechnology industry in order to tackle problems related to population growth, food safety, energy conservation and environmental protection, the State Council said Sunday. The government aims to double the share of GDP that the sector’s value-added output accounts for by 2015 from the 2010 level, according to a biotech industry...

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Greens on the Run in Debate Over Genetically Modified Food

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              By Keith Kloor Jan 8, 2013 4:39 AM GMT+0800   When protesters threatened to uproot a plot of genetically modified wheat at a British government-funded agricultural research station in May, the backlash was swift and unmistakable. Many commentators, including liberals, condemned the would-be vandals—and the environmentalists who supported the stunt. Was the anti-biotech movement, which had already convinced politicians and the public in...

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