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The Right Chemistry: ‘Natural’ Versus ‘Synthetic’ Chemicals

There are many confrontations on the battlefield of cyberspace. Vaccine proponents versus anti-vaxxers. Creationists versus evolutionary biologists. Anti-fluoride activists versus fluoridation supporters. Climate change...

Nine Years in the Making!

On the 7th of Oct. 2020, the European Parliament formally adopted its position supporting the Commission’s proposal to grant equivalence to cereal seed produced...

Is COVID-19 a Blessing in Disguise?

The world is changing rapidly. With his ‘America First’ Trump paved the way to question free trade in the country that has more or...

Sustainable Intensification: A Seed Solution?

The latest buzzword in agricultural development policy is sustainable intensification. The concept is noble: to increase the needed crop yields for global populations that...

Movies Like “Percy” Offer Us a Chance to Help Educate

By now you’ve likely heard the buzz surrounding the new Christopher Walken movie Percy, which follows a Saskatchewan farmer who takes on a big...

Post-COVID-19: “Je suis Biotech!”

Nature favours the strong; science protects the vulnerable. The 2020 COVID-19 coronavirus crisis has reminded humanity just how vulnerable we are and how important...

Are We The Bad Guys In The Biodiversity Debate?

Biodiversity has been simmering on the societal and political agenda for a while but came back with a blow in April. The Biodiversity Strategy...

The (Cannabis) Story Continues…

In the quest for preventative measures and treatment of COVID-19, no stone is being left unturned. That includes investigating cannabis, a plant that has...

COVID-19 and Its Effects on the World of Seed

We are living through a time that will be remembered for many years to come as one of uncertainty and upheaval. So how will...

World Trade May Profoundly Change; Companies Should Think Ahead

In the last couple of weeks all attention, understandably, has been focused on combating the COVID-19 pandemic. But in the EU, other policies are...