Posts made in May, 2017

Mustard set to be India’s first GM food, gets regulator nod

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Mustard set to be India’s first GM food, gets regulator nod

            Vishwa Mohan| TNN | Updated: May 12, 2017, 05.04 AM IST HIGHLIGHTS The GM mustard was developed by a Delhi University institution In 2010, the Bt Brinjal was cleared but the decision was not accepted by then environment minister Decision of the GEAC was, however, vehemently opposed by environmentalists NEW DELHI: India’s central biotech regulator, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), on Thursday cleared the genetically modified (GM)...

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Biotech/GM Crops Surge to a New Peak of 185.1 Million Hectares in 2016 Global Area Rebounds from 2015 as Farmers Continue to Adopt Biotech Crops

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Biotech/GM Crops Surge to a New Peak of 185.1 Million Hectares in 2016  Global Area Rebounds from 2015 as Farmers Continue to Adopt Biotech Crops

            ISAAA Brief 52-2016: Press Release Biotech/GM Crops Surge to a New Peak of 185.1 Million Hectares in 2016 Global Area Rebounds from 2015 as Farmers Continue to Adopt Biotech Crops Beijing (May 4, 2017) – Today, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) released its annual report showcasing the 110-fold increase in adoption rate of biotech crops globally in just 21 years of commercialization – growing from 1.7...

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Modified soybeans yield more in future climate conditions

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Modified soybeans yield more in future climate conditions

            3 May 2017 By 2050, we will need to feed 2 billion more people on less land. Meanwhile, carbon dioxide levels are predicted to hit 600 parts per million—a 150% increase over today’s levels—and 2050 temperatures are expected to frequently match the top 5% hottest days from 1950-1979. In a three-year field study, researchers proved engineered soybeans yield more than conventional soybeans in 2050’s predicted climatic conditions. “Our...

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