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Breeding Techniques

‘We Urgently Need a Renewed Public Debate About New Breeding Technologies’

Plant breeding has considerably increased agricultural yields in recent decades and thus made a major contribution to combating global hunger and poverty. At the...

20 Benefits from Agricultural Genome Editing

It is often easy for anti-technology, anti-corporate activists to paint their own picture of reality, especially when it comes to the lucrative business of...

A European Citizens’ Initiative on Plant Breeding Innovation

We have seen the result of young people taking initiative: whether battling climate change or taking on human rights, there is no doubt that...

Crops Matter: A Policy Masterclass on NPBTs

Last year, when the European Court of Justice passed a ruling relegating most new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) to the 2001 GMO Directive (Directive...

Philippines Among Top Biotech Crop Adopters in Asia-Pacific, 2018 ISAAA Report Reveals

With 630,000 hectares of farmland dedicated to genetically modified (GM) maize planted by 470,500 farmers, the Philippines ranked 5th among the top adopters of...

Europeans on Today’s Food Issues: New EU-Wide Survey Came Out On First World Food Safety Day

Two in 5 Europeans take a personal interest in food safety and only 1 in 5 say it is their main concern when choosing...

With Nanotubes, Genetic Engineering in Plants Is Easy-Peasy

Inserting or tweaking genes in plants is more art than science, but a new technique developed by University of California, Berkeley, scientists could make...

Syngenta Scientists Discover One-Step Genome-Editing Technique That Accelerates Seed Breeding

Syngenta researchers recently published a paper in Nature Biotechnology, an international science journal, detailing their discovery of a genome-editing technique called haploid induction editing...

Revitalizing Seed Morphology

For years, there has been a shrinking level of expertise in the area of seed morphology. According to Germany’s Wolfgang Stuppy, scientific curator for...

Exploiting Epigenetic Variation for Plant Breeding

The sequence of genes passed on to daughter cells or offspring isn't the only factor that determines the traits of cells and organisms. Chemical...