Posts made in January, 2015

ISAAA Brief 49-2014: Press Release

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

ISAAA Brief 49-2014: Press Release

              Biotech Crops Show Continued Growth, Benefits in 2014,  Global Plantings Increase by 6 Million Hectares   Eggplant and Potato Approvals Address Consumer Concerns BEIJING (28 January 2015)  In 2014, a record 181.5 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally, an increase of more than six million hectares from 2013, according to a report released today by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications...

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Taking Root: Global Trends in Agricultural Biotechnology

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            January 2015 Authors: Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa,Katherine Gordon, Project Coordinator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Agricultural Innovation in Africa; Science, Technology, and Globalization; Science, Technology, and Public Policy   ABSTRACT This...

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The Evolution of Plant Genomes by Dr. Michael Purugganan, 28 January 2015

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

                SEARCA, in collaboration with the Philippine Genome Center-Agriculture, and the University of the Philippines Los Baños-Institute of Plant Breeding (UPLB-IPB), is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to a seminar at SEARCA, UPLB Campus, Los Baños, Laguna: The Evolution of Plant Genomes by Dr. Michael Purugganan Professor, Department of Biology New York University 28 January (Wednesday), Drilon Hall, 3:00 p.m.   The SEARCA Agriculture...

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Mapping the maize genome

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              January 20, 2015 Botanical Society of America Summary: Maize is one of the most important cereal crops in the world. The complete genome of maize has been sequenced, but its size and complexity presents a challenge to researchers seeking to identify specific genes responsible for traits. Positional cloning has been used successfully in smaller genomes; researchers have applied this mapping technique to the maize genome and have published their...

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Genetic Diversity a Hidden Tool in Coping with Climate Change

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Raw material of food systems are key to helping agriculture adapt to volatile weather and rising temperatures 19 January 2015, Rome – Genetic resources have a critical role to play in feeding the world — especially as climate change advances faster than expected — and much more needs to be done to study, preserve and utilize the biological diversity that underpins world food production, according to a new book released by FAO...

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