Posts made in November, 2014

A Meta-Analysis of the Impacts of Genetically Modified Crops

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

             Impacts of GM crop adoption including only studies published in journals. Published: November 03, 2014 Abstract Background Despite the rapid adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops by farmers in many countries, controversies about this technology continue. Uncertainty about GM crop impacts is one reason for widespread public suspicion. Objective We carry out a meta-analysis of the agronomic and economic impacts of GM crops to consolidate the...

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Rice Yield Increase of 30 Percent Enabled by Use of a Photosynthesis ‘Switch,’ Researchers Learn

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Scientists at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have found that they can harness photosynthesis – the process that plants use to convert light energy to chemical energy – to increase rice yields by up to 30 percent. A research group led by Andy Pereira of the Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Department faculty examined a protein that acts as a “switch” to activate genes that can enhance the...

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Insect resistant and herbicide tolerant GM maize in the Philippines: Status and prospects

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              By Saturnina C.Halos, PhD Chair, Biotechnology Advisory Team Department of Agriculture, Philippines Paper presented at the 12th Asian Maize Conference and Expert Consultation on “Maize for Food, Feed, Nutrition and Environmental Security” Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand 30 October – 1 November, 2014                                        ...

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