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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)


November 19, 2014


Estudio chino demuestra la seguridad del consumo de arroz Bt 


November 17, 2014


Maize opportunities and challenges for Asia


November 8, 2014


You can’t have one without the other: farmers need plant breeders to keep developing new varieties and breeders need farmers to buy their seed (Grainews)


October 28, 2014


New study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at key events in plant evolution


October 23, 2014


The accidental scientist who changed Bangladesh - Dr Munshi Siddique Ahmad succeeded in raising the height of dwarf HYV rice plants to 125cm and making them significantly more photosensitive (Dhaka Tribune)


October 20, 2014


Fruit and veggetables pave the road to happiness


October 15, 2014


B.B. Singh's quest to make cowpea the food legume of the 21st century


October 13, 2014


Robots sow seeds of farming future (The Land)


October 6, 2014


The planet needs more plant scientists - Academia is not producing sufficient PhDs in the plant sciences to solve the crop production challenges facing a rapidly growing population (The Scientist)


September 23, 2014


Heralding the dawn of a new era in rice improvement (BusinessMirror)


The Next Green Revolution - Modern supercrops will be a big help, but agriculture can’t be fixed by biotech alone (National Geographic Magazine)


September 10, 2014


Decade of research and breeding needed before frost-tolerant grain varieties released in Australia (ABC)


July 23, 2014


A global strategy for ICARDA's wheat program


June 11, 2014


Australian grain growers reinforce their commitment to GM wheat


June 6, 2014


Fighting deadly disease, with grains of rice (The New York Times)


May 22, 2014


New Zealand - Innovation stifled by High Court decision, says Crown Research Institute Scion


May 12, 2014


The new green revolution - A bigger rice bowl (The Economist)


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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 

Basic Books

 
 

 

 

Hybrid
The History and Science of Plant Breeding
 

Noel Kingsbury
The University of Chicago Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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