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May 24, 2015


Crop biotechnology benefits both farmers and the environment


May 21, 2015


The Monsanto Europe-Africa blog is one year old


May 18, 2015


Contributing to Niger's national agriculture agenda


May 17, 2015


Releasing the analysis and recommendations on the Draft Malawi National Seed Policy and Strategies 2014


May 15, 2015


New film traces Cary Fowler’s quest to build the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Science)


May 14, 2015


A solution to the controversy on plant variety protection in Africa - African countries can establish a plant variety protection system that supports commercial seed systems without negatively affecting smallholder farmers (Nature Biotechnology)


May 10, 2015


The seed treatment industry is massive, but lacks future-proofed solution diversity and technology enablers (Lux Populi)


May 6, 2015


With Feed the Future support, grain legumes boost nutrition


April 27, 2015


Improved seeds could help Africa feed itself (Voice of America)


April 23, 2015


New index to develop seed sector reveals challenges (SciDev.Net)


Get up, stand up for World Intellectual Property Day - 26 April 2015


April 22, 2015


United Nations urged to demand free access to crop data (SciDev.Net)


April 21, 2015


Plant Wars Episode I: The fungal menace


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


April 20, 2015


Voices and Views: Why Biotech? (ISAAA)


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)


Healthy soils are the foundation of food production - Global Soil Week opens with emphasis on soils for development


April 17, 2015


Voices and Views: Why Biotech?  


April 16, 2015


Nairobi ABBC-2015 Declaration: Lift ban on GMO imports in Kenya


April 15, 2015


International standard proposed for plant breeders' rights


2050: Water supplies to dwindle in parts of the world, threatening food security and livelihoods - Better policies and more investments needed, including adaptation of agriculture to climate change


April 13, 2015


Expo Milano 2015: European Commission launches scientific debate on how to feed the planet
Expo Milano 2015: Den Planeten ernähren – Europäische Kommission eröffnet wissenschaftliche Debatte
Expo Milano 2015: la Commissione europea promuove il dibattito scientifico su come nutrire il pianeta


April 10, 2015


Why grow Bt cotton? A farmer in Burkina Faso shares his own experience


Global agencies call for urgent action to avoid irreversible groundwater depletion


April 9, 2015


Zimbabwe - Policy framework for indigenous seed production crucial (AllAfrica)


April 8, 2015


Uganda - Government ready to improve the quality of seed (New Vision)


April 6, 2015


Investing in rice marketing could increase the production of the crop in African countries (SciDev.Net)


April 3, 2015


Interrelations between plant treaty, UPOV, WIPO, farmers’ rights – Do they equate? (Intellectual Property Watch)


April 2, 2015


Food for thought from this year’s Forum of the Future of Agriculture


March 26, 2015


Zimbabwe - Government urged recognises the rights of smallholder farmers to save, use and freely exchange indigenous seed varieties (The Herald)


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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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The History and Science of Plant Breeding
 

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