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February 5, 2016


Se plantea utilizar técnicas de intensificación ecológica que intenten restaurar los balances ecológicos - En la variedad de polinizadores está el rendimiento de cultivos (Interempresas)


Commentary: Trusting the Chinese government (Ag Professional)


Monsanto and BASF may reap more from partnership after Syngenta sale (Reuters)


Maroc - Le rôle des femmes semencières dans la sécurité alimentaire (Libération)


February 4, 2016


India may decide on GM food as China makes big leap with Syngenta buy (Reuters)


ChemChina's Syngenta swoop: a 12-year crush, a 12-month courtship (Reuters)


Agricultural research needs to be a priority, writes USDA/NIFA Director


ChemChina seen facing U.S. security hurdle to win Syngenta (Bloomberg/The Washington Post)


ChemChina’s Syngenta bid is prickly for Monsanto (Reuters)


Industrialist turned dealmaker, ChemChina's Ren thinks big with Syngenta (Reuters)


ChemChina-Syngenta: why this round of ag-chem industry consolidation worries me (Forbes)


February 3, 2016


Interview with CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff in Pakistan


Monsanto: "We support GMO labeling" (Fox Business)


February 2, 2016


Resilient seeds - Nurturing the future of agriculture


Burkina Faso's reversal on genetically modified cotton and the implications for Africa (African Affairs)


January 31, 2016


2016 to be celebrated as the International Year of Pulses


In Australia: victory for GE crop farmer, GE flies on trial, and defeat for gene patents


January 29, 2016


Picking the brain of IRRI collaborating scientist Michael Purugganan


January 28, 2016


More work still needed on EU biotech approvals timeline, says the American Soybean Association


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


Africa needs a Green Revolution in rice, says expert 


India needs home-grown GM food to stop starvation (Nature)


January 27, 2016


A proposed regulatory framework for genome-edited crops (Nature Genetics)


January 26, 2016


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


Canada - Building a farmer-centered movement for seed biodiversity (The Daily Meal)


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)


Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association urges government to approve Cotton Seed Act and Breeders Proprietary Rights Act (Business Recorder)


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


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