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February 12, 2016

USA - A need for more and better targeted plant breeding research grants

February 9, 2016

Kulturpflanzenforschung als Investition in die Zukunft

Michigan State University professor's bean research has impact across the world (The State News)

January 29, 2016

Picking the brain of IRRI collaborating scientist Michael Purugganan

January 28, 2016

Proposal for the assessment of new methods in plant breeding - International group of scientists calls for common sense in the application of high-precision genome-editing methods
Vorschlag zur Einstufung neuer Methoden in der Pflanzenzucht - Internationale Gruppe von Wissenschaftlern appelliert, neue gentechnische Züchtungsmethoden sinnvoll zu nutzen

January 26, 2016

From East Asia to South Asia, via Mexico: how one gene changed the course of history

European organic and biotech industries clash over plant breeding techniques (FoodNavigator)

January 25, 2016

Die letzten Geheimnisse der Ähren - Forscher am Leibniz-Institut in Gatersleben sind auf der Suche nach der perfekten Getreidepflanze (Volksstimme)

January 24, 2016

Patent laws produce security for plant breeders (PostBulletin)

Ontario, Canada bean breeder Dr. K. Peter Pauls pushes seed sector (The Western Producer)

January 21, 2016

Noble Foundation supports new law aimed at building agricultural research capacity in the United States

January 15, 2016

How should Europe regulate CRISPR, new breeding technologies? (Genetic Literacy Project)

January 14, 2016

Der Kauf von Originalsaatgut ist die beste Abgeltung der Zuchtarbeit - Interview mit Michael Gohn, Obmann des Branchenverbands Saatgut Austria (BauernZeitung)

Netherlands wants ‘better balance’ on plant breeding and patents (Agra Net)

January 10, 2016

Open source seed — the past meets the future (Capital Press)

January 6, 2016

Does the current plant patent system restrict innovation and hurt small breeders? (Genetic Literacy Project)

Global food shortage? How advanced breeding could domesticate 50,000 wild, edible plants (Genetic Literacy Project)

January 5, 2016

An arcane patent law may decide CRISPR's big legal fight (Wired)

What a 'CERN' for agricultural science could look like 

January 4, 2016

Can plant breeding go open source?

This plant breeder's new year resolution. Bring on 2016

January 3, 2016

Bangor University researchers helping to feed millions of families in India (Daily Post)

December 30, 2015

Wild crop relatives invaluable to agriculture (AgWeb)

December 23, 2015

University of Georgia gets best bang for buck for research in U.S., analysis says (Online Athens)

Interview with Eric Rey, CEO of Arcadia, a company with 50 active bioscience projects (Seeking Alpha)

December 18, 2015

Deutschland - Jahresrückblick und Ausblick der Pflanzenzüchter 

December 16, 2015

‘La revolución de los OMGs’, una obra que desmonta mitos sobre la mejora genética vegetal

Training the next generation of plant breeders - University of Manitoba students get hands-on experience developing herbicide-tolerant rapeseed hybrids (Grainews)

The outsize importance of the tiny organic seed (Modern Farmer)

December 3, 2015

Current Legal Issues in Intellectual Property Rights and Protection for Crop Plants (Crop Science)


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