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Genetically Boosting the Nutritional Value of Corn Could Benefit Millions

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

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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Mozambique harvests first genetically modified maize – Chókwè

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Mozambique harvests first genetically modified maize – Chókwè

              Mozambique harvested its first genetically modified maize on 14 August 2017 on an experimental plot at the Institute for Agrarian Research’s Chókwè agrarian station in the southern province of Gaza. According to Noticias, the initiative aims to provide the sector of drought-resistant and insect-tolerant seeds. The first growing season, characterised by abundant rainfall where the studies are being carried out, saw 14 varieties tested. They are...

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