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ISF Views on the Process Related to the Revision of the EXN EDV

Long acknowledged as a critical concept for regulating the application of plant breeders’ rights, Essentially Derived Varieties (EDV) remain at best an intangible notion,...

Innovation to Preserve Tradition

How the latest breeding techniques are saving the taste of our most cherished grape vine varieties European Seed (ES): Could you tell me a bit...

A Boost for Plant Research

It is almost 10- years since the scientific journal Science called optogenetics the "breakthrough of the decade". Put simply, the technique makes it possible...

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Quality Seed for Professional Use

The EU seeks to foster a modern and effective regulatory environment for plant breeding and seed production More than half of all productivity gains across...

Large Increase of Seed Requests from NordGen

The number of seed samples requested from NordGen has increased a lot the last few months. In the last two years, the number of...

25 Recommendations for a Greener European Agricultural Policy

In the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which will take effect after 2022, the European Commission wants Member States to determine how they want...

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Global Centre for Food Innovation Comes to the Netherlands

The Netherlands is to form the centre for global food innovation with the Global Coordinating Secretariat (GCS) in Wageningen. This was announced by Dutch...

New UK Centre of Excellence to Help Improve Global Food Security Threatened by Climate Change

A new UK centre of excellence is being set up by partners on the Norwich Research Park to improve global food security which is threatened by...

Syngenta Group China to Build World-Class Innovation Center in Nanjing

Syngenta Group China announced it has entered into an agreement with the National Innovation Center for Modern Agri-technology (Nanjing) to build a new world-class...

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