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June 4, 2015

Sin in the seed: meeting of the minds to combat maize lethal necrosis - Concerted cross-sectoral action needed to save Africa’s most important staple: maize

June 1, 2015

Seed science blossoms into big business (Arkansas Business)

Monsanto's plant breeders play matchmaker (Beyond the Rows)

May 29, 2015

Hybrid wheat is serious, growing focus for Syngenta AgriPro (Prairie Farmer)

Food or fuel? How about both?

May 20, 2015

Scientists prove a plant point (The Telegraph India)

An Alabama food conference: bugs, DNA, drought and global warming (al.com)

USA - University researchers and extension agents are reinventing their role within agriculture with limited resources (The Daily Astorian)

May 19, 2015

St. Louis, Missouri is birthplace of GMOs; meet the woman who created them (St. Louis Public Radio)

May 6, 2015

Illumina backgrounder: The Agrigenomics Market - How researchers, breeders, and farms are using genomics to improve global food security

May 5, 2015

Can this scientist unite genetic engineers and organic farmers? (National Geographic)

April 28, 2015

GM crops to fight spina bifida

April 27, 2015

ISB News Report, April 2015

April 22, 2015

Rice Today Vol. 14, No. 2

April 20, 2015

Thor Hansen's book "The Triumph of Seeds: How grains, nuts, kernels, pulses, and pips conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history" - Our huge debt to tiny marvels (NewScientist)

April 15, 2015

Biologists use 3D printed artificial flowers to study plant evolution (3dprint)

Pinot Noir’s diversity may come from a 30 million-year-old battle with viruses - New research finds that vines can incorporate virus DNA into their own genes (Wine Spectator)

April 9, 2015

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

April 8, 2015

A civil conversation about the future of food (Feedstuff FoodLink)

April 7, 2015

Rice 2.0? The search for a more sustainable staple food (GreenBiz)

Silicon Valley firms plant roots in farm belt (The Wall Street Journal)

April 5, 2015

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

April 1, 2015

Can plant genetics help solve world hunger? Science says yes (Forbes)

March 30, 2015

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

United Kingdom - BBSRC, MRC and ESRC publish a vision for joint working in Food, Nutrition and Health research

March 27, 2015

Scientist defends WHO group report linking herbicide to cancer (Reuters)

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 20, 2015

Plant scientist urges United Nations to ensure open access to plant genomes

March 17, 2015

Studies confirm the value of biofortification

Shift focus from plant to farmer, says PhilRice executive director, Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco, Jr.

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The Triumph of Seeds

How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History

By Thor Hanson 

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