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Agricultural Parasite Takes Control of Host Plant’s Genes

Dodder, a parasitic plant that causes major damage to crops in the U.S. and worldwide every year, can silence the expression of genes in...

Growing Plants with ‘Speed Breeding’ Could be the Key to Feed the World’s Exploding Population

A new way of growing plants could be used to feed the world’s exploding population. The method, dubbed “speed breeding,” can grow crops several times...

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Kigali

We cannot take our food for granted. Far from it. For the first time in a decade, the number of hungry in the world...

Food Security Needs More From GM 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...

MEPs Urged To Probe Monsanto Influence On Research

A US firm pursuing a lawsuit against Monsanto is urging the European Parliament to examine its claims that the agro giant has hidden the...

Embrapa’s Research in Partnership with USA, UK and South Africa Receives International Award

Initiative that uses soybean plants as biofactories to produce protein that is efficient against HIV on a large scale was awarded by an American...

How Plants Modify Their Architecture

A Purdue University study confirms complex associations among plant hormones and their signaling pathways that are key to controlling plant architecture. Plant architecture is partly...

Rijk Zwaan Joins Forces in new R&D Consortium

Rijk Zwaan will be able to expand its research activities as one of the partners of the Crops of the Future Collaborative. This new...

Another Seed For Food Security Has Been Sown

Submitted by Brent G. Larson The importance of seeds is no secret. But while industry may tend to think of seeds in terms of traded...

State of the Art Research Environment at the University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow, College of MVLS, Plant Science Group have partnered with Weiss Technik UK and Valoya, the Finnish LED grow lights manufacturer,...