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FOOD SECURITY NEEDS MORE FROM GM CROPS

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FOOD SECURITY NEEDS MORE FROM GM CROPS

              October 9, 2017 Only a better understanding of fundamental plant processes can exploit the potential of GM technology to create higher yielding, more resilient food crops Genetic modification of plants will be essential to avert future food shortages, conclude a group of agricultural scientists who have reviewed how biotechnology developments over the past 35 years have shaped the efficiency of crop production. GM crops able to repel insect...

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Genetically Boosting the Nutritional Value of Corn Could Benefit Millions

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Genetically Boosting the Nutritional Value of Corn Could Benefit Millions

            Rutgers scientists discover way to reduce animal feed and food production costs by increasing a key nutrient in corn By Todd B. Bates Oct 8 2017 Rutgers scientists have found an efficient way to enhance the nutritional value of corn – the world’s largest commodity crop – by inserting a bacterial gene that causes it to produce a key nutrient called methionine, according to a new study. The Rutgers University-New Brunswick discovery could benefit...

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GM SOYBEAN OIL CAUSES LESS OBESITY AND INSULIN RESISTANCE

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GM SOYBEAN OIL CAUSES LESS OBESITY AND INSULIN RESISTANCE

            Soybean oil, the vegetable cooking oil commonly used in the United States, is also gaining popularity worldwide. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) tested a genetically modified (GM) soybean oil used in restaurants, and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to those of conventional soybean oil. The researchers tested...

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Davao vegetable council supports commercial planting of Bt eggplant

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Davao vegetable council supports commercial planting of Bt eggplant

            [Posted September 9, 2017] THE Vegetable Industry Council of Southern Mindanao (Vicsmin) has expressed its full support for the commercial planting of Bt eggplant in the country. This came after its officers and members signed a one-page manifesto of support during the roundtable discussion on Bt eggplant held on September 4 in Davao City. The one-day event was organized by the South East Asia Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in...

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NAM ADOPTS RESOLUTION SUPPORTING BIOTECHNOLOGY

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NAM ADOPTS RESOLUTION SUPPORTING BIOTECHNOLOGY

              [Posted September 13, 2017 ] The Non-Aligned Movement scientists acknowledged the importance of biotechnology during the technical meeting on Science and Technology in Zimbabwe on August 22-24, 2017. The meeting focused on its theme “Driving Value Addition and Beneficiation” with participating experts from Cuba, Egypt, Gambia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan,...

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Agricultural biotechnologies in Asia-Pacific

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Agricultural biotechnologies in Asia-Pacific

            By: Kundhavi Kadiresan – @inquirerdotnet 05:07 AM September 11, 2017   For economists like myself, understanding the complex world of agricultural sciences involves a learning curve. When we talk about employing biotechnologies in agricultural production and sustainable food systems for better nutrition, it’s easy to get lost in the jargon. You’ve probably heard some of it—use of molecular markers, microbial food fermentation, reproductive...

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