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Pesticides – News and Features

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New Drive to Fight World Hunger With GM Crops

The Royal Society says genetically modified plants should be an essential tool for feeding the world by 2050
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Improved Seeds for Africa, Blessing or Curse?

Biologists Underline Moral Duty to Allow Engineered Crops
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Monsanto Forecasts Africa to Increase Biotech Crop Planting

Monsanto Co., the world’s biggest seed producer, expects African countries to increase planting of genetically-modified crops to boost food security and economic development as the region is affected by climate change.
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Mexico to Start First Genetically Modified Corn Plantings

Mexican agriculture authorities have given the green light to experimental plantings of genetically modified corn on 195 hectares by the end of the month, an Agriculture Ministry official said Friday.
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Denmark: GMO Crops Can Help Climate And Environment, According to A New Report from the Danish Food Ministry

Today, GMO crops are grown on 8% of the world's agricultural soil, and GMOs have potentials regarding climate and environment. These are the conclusions of a new report from the Danish Food Ministry.
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Britain Donating Millions to Biotech (but not in Britain)

Britain has pledged more than US$150 million over the next five years to support high-tech food crops for the world’s poorest countries — primarily through genetic engineering.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Implements LIMS for the Food and Environment Research Agency

Fera uses Thermo Scientific Nautilus to manage critical laboratory data and processes.
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Where's the Super Food?

Scientists have genetically engineered several biofortified food plants to tackle a scourge of developing countries—micronutrient malnutrition. The crops have yet to be planted on a wide scale, but that may be about to change.
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China: 'GM' Rice May Join The Menu

Genetically modified (GM) rice, which proponents say is more resistant to pests and more satisfying to taste buds, may be edging toward the market in China. Government officials said Monday final approval to sell GM rice is close.
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Scientists identify gene for resistance to parasitic 'witchweed'

Scientists at the University of Virginia have identified a gene in cowpea that confers resistance to witchweed attack
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