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April 25, 2015

Dutch biotech firms worried about minister’s patent plans (DutchNews)

April 21, 2015

Sweet potato is 'genetically modified' by nature

Feeding a growing population - How science is helping improve cowpea yields in Africa

April 17, 2015

“Building a Better Tomato: The Quest to Perfect the Scandalous Fruit” (University of Florida)

University of Florida launches digital book series to tell its best research stories

April 15, 2015

Plant Breeding Matters, Spring 2015 issue (British Society of Plant Breeders)

April 13, 2015

Pakistan - Experimenting with hybrid seeds of maize, rice, wheat and sunflower (Dawn)

April 11, 2015

Not all GMO plants are created equally: it’s the trait, not the method, that’s important (The Conversation)

April 10, 2015

Dryland grass breeding in the Canadian Prairies (Canadian Cattlemen)

April 9, 2015

The cutting-edge science taking on some of the world’s most notorious parasitic plants (The Conversation)

April 5, 2015

Insight into the role of research at Scotland's Rural College (The Courier)

April 4, 2015

Who owns CRISPR? - With one US patent awarded and many other applications under consideration for the popular genome-editing technology, companies are adopting multiple strategies to navigate the complex intellectual property landscape (The Scientist)

Plant breeders aim to save U.S. Northwest from bland vegetables (Boise State Public Radio)

March 30, 2015

First Lady of Wheat in Mexico to celebrate her father, Norman Borlaug

Innovation is key to wheat yield potential advances, says incoming director general of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

March 26, 2015

Bean breakthrough bodes well for climate change challenge (The Guardian)

March 25, 2015

Future of successful plant breeding in Europe takes centre stage at launch of action plans of the European Technology Platform ‘Plants for the Future’ (Plant ETP)

March 19, 2015

Biologists plead for restraint on technique to alter DNA (The New York Times)

A prudent path forward for genomic engineering and germline gene modification (Science)

March 18, 2015

Wild relatives vital to crop improvement (Science Network Western Australia)

March 17, 2015

Plant breeding helps farmers have better harvests

March 16, 2015

Cornell plant detectives hunt for best barley for New York microbrews (Times Union)

March 12, 2015

Breeding for dry climates: some plants like it hot (Deutsche Welle)

March 10, 2015

Plant breeding basics - Plant breeding is a key driver of crop agriculture, but it’s even more complex than might first appear (Country Guide)

March 8, 2015

Celebrating 150 years of Mendelian genetics (BioMed Central)

March 6, 2015

Perennial rice: in search of a greener, hardier staple crop

March 5, 2015

Canada - Seed companies, not farmers, will gain with Bill C-18 Royal Assent, says National Farmers Union

February 27, 2015

Regulating genome-edited crops that (according to current regulations) aren't GMOs

February 25, 2015

Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation - Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. They’ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods (The Scientist)

Towards social acceptance of plant breeding by genome editing (Trends in Plant Science)


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