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October 13, 2015

Standing up for science - Smear campaigns against those speaking out against scaremongering on genetically modified crops highlight why support for scientists involved in public outreach is so important (Nature Biotechnology)

October 7, 2015

Blame it on mum and dad: how genes influence what we eat

October 6, 2015

Australia - Innovation key to food security (The Land)

September 29, 2015

Australia - Wheat royalties aiding research (Stock Journal)

September 22, 2015

The Philippines - Partnerships and, investment are key to stronger rice R&D

September 21, 2015

Australian plant breeder claims that biosecurity bottlenecks are holding back innovation in plant breeding (ABC)

Monsanto Australia welcomes government's renewed innovation focus

September 11, 2015

Agricultural biodiversity - Banks for bean counters - The wild ancestors of the world’s most important crops could help avert devastating problems. But time is running out to collect them (The Economist)

September 10, 2015

To help feed billions of people, scientists braved the snake-infested and croc-filled swamps of northern Australia in search of rice (The California Sunday Magazine)

August 24, 2015

Wheat scientists urge funding boost after UK-U.S. food security report 

August 4, 2015

Capturing value from science in agriculture

July 3, 2015

‘Two rice varieties first domesticated in India’ (The Times of India)

July 1, 2015

CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff on Science Week 2015: “Taking CIMMYT to the Next Level”

June 29, 2015

Meet the wheat and barley research team at Hickey Lab, QAAFI, University of Queensland

June 28, 2015

Growing innovation in the primary industries

June 12, 2015

New data means cotton farmers can make a more informed choice of crop

May 20, 2015

Scientists prove a plant point (The Telegraph India)

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)

March 20, 2015

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

March 17, 2015

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

March 9, 2015

Maize and Wheat Global Gender Study: coding large-scale data to reveal the drivers of agricultural innovation

March 6, 2015

Perennial rice: in search of a greener, hardier staple crop

February 13, 2015

World crop diversity survives from peri-urban to remote rural locations

February 3, 2015

China’s rules smother GMOs, researcher says (The Wall Street Journal China)

January 29, 2015

Pew/AAAS survey: Scientific consensus on GMO safety stronger than for global warming (Genetic Literacy Project)

Include genes in climate change plans, urges FAO (SciDev.Net)

January 13, 2015

GMOs with health benefits have a large market potential 
GGO’s met gezondheidsvoordelen hebben groot marktpotentieel

January 12, 2015

Global warming reduces wheat production markedly if no adaptation takes place

December 10, 2014

Scientists seal agreement to boost adaptability of wheat to climate change - Delegates detail strategy for protecting stapel food crop from environmental shocks

December 2, 2014

Photosynthesis is the new frontier for a world facing a food shortage (ABC)


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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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