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Pesticides – News and Features

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Biotech Crop Debate Goes On

The latest report on data for the U.S. does not change the consensus that biotech crops play a key role in helping to feed a growing world population. The latest report is by Charles Benbrook, PhD, Chief Scientist, The Organic Center, titled “Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use: The First Thirteen Years.”
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UK: GM crops have a role in preventing world hunger, chief scientist says

The Government should approve trials to develop crops resistant to climate change that would feed a growing population
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Biotech crops making important contributions to food production & sustainable farming

In the light of ongoing world food security, agricultural sustainability and climate change debates, PG Economics has released three summary documents of the yield, income and environmental effects of biotech crops
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Australia: Release of GM Sugarcane for Herbicide Tolerance

The Gene Technology Regulator has made a decision to issue a licence in respect of application DIR 096 from BSES Limited (BSES). The applicant has received approval for the limited and controlled release of up to 6,000 sugarcane lines genetically modified for herbicide tolerance.
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BT BRINJAL: AN ACTIVIST DESIGNED IMBROGLIO

Bt brinjal, when commercialized, will be the first genetically modified food crop in South Asia and the thirteenth worldwide. Brinjal is either cultivated or imported throughout the world. A successful Bt brinjal has a great potential to become the world’s food crop.
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Dutch Cooperative Blurs Food Prejudices

In a Europe where conservative attitudes to farming are entrenched and the hostility of consumers and ecologists to genetically modified crops is sometimes obsessive, Food Valley is different. Its entrepreneurs and scientists are trying to use all available techniques, including genetic modification, to improve agriculture around the world.
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European Union Approves Corn Stack with Herculex® RW and Roundup Ready® 2 Traits for Food, Feed, Import and Processing

The European Commission announced that it has approved a biotech corn product for food, feed, import and processing jointly developed by DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company. Corn products containing the Herculex® RW protection trait stacked with Roundup Ready® Corn 2 (also known as 59122/NK603) are now permitted for import into the European Union (EU).
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Will Eggplant be the World’s Next GM Crop?

'India’s biotech regulator says genetically engineered eggplant is safe for commercial use, but critics argue otherwise.'
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Presents Innovative Solutions in Food Safety at RAFA 2009

The Company will exhibit innovative food safety solutions at the 4th International RAFA Symposium from November 4-6, 2009.
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A Golden Age for GM Crops?

At last, the GM industry has produced what it promised at the outset: a product designed to have real benefits for consumers. It's an oil from soybean modified to produce omega-3 fatty acids essential for health and proven to reduce the risk of heart disease.
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