Posts made in July, 2014

Biotech Facts & Trends 2014: Philippines

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Events, News | 0 comments

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Senator, nutrition experts support research on healthier rice

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Events, News | 0 comments

            Hon. Cynthia A. Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, supports research on healthier rice. (IRRI Headquarters, 23 July 2014)   23 July 2014 LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Rice is the largest part of the Filipino diet and healthier versions of the staple can go a long way in helping solve key health concerns, as well as improve public health in general. Philippine Senator Cynthia A. Villar made this statement today at the...

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House Ag Subcommittee Considers the Societal Benefits of Biotechnology

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Events, News | 0 comments

            Witnesses for the July 9 hearing on biotechnology included professors from Cornell, Harvard, and Tuskegee, in addition to a first-generation VT dairy farmer. (Image via @houseagcommittee on Instagram)   CAITLIN KENNEDY | 07/10/2014    “Organic farmers do not need to demonize conventional farmers, we are one agriculture,” opened Ranking Member. Kurt Schrader (OR-05).   On July 9, 2014 at 10:00am, the House Committee on Agriculture,...

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Wheat possibilities: lower chlorophyll to boost yields

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Events, News | 0 comments

            Prof. Hamblin is investigating if lower chlorophyll levels in wheat promote greater grain yields.University of Western Australia [University of Western Australia]   Friday, 11 July 2014 Written by  Geoff Vivian ALMOST five decades ago, a plant breeder proved that the tiny brassica Arabidopsis thaliana has higher overall leaf growth when it produces less chlorophyll. Now, UWA Adjunct Professor John Hamblin is repeating his experiments with wheat to...

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Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Events, News | 0 comments

            Ugandan researcher Stephen Buah and Professor James Dale hold bananas bred to be rich in vitamin A at Queensland University of Technology. [Erika Fish/Courtesy of Queensland University of Technology]   by DAN CHARLES July 08, 201410:34 AM ET Somewhere in Iowa, volunteers are earning $900 apiece by providing blood samples after eating bits of a banana kissed with a curious tinge of orange. It’s the first human trial of a banana that’s...

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