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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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