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January 18, 2016


Relentless focus on innovation critical to a more sustainable and secure future


January 5, 2016


What a 'CERN' for agricultural science could look like 


January 4, 2016


The billion dollar game of strategy: The effect of farmers' decisions on pest control


December 15, 2015


Cherry picking science undermines innovation


November 10, 2015


Building better rice (World Grain)


November 4, 2015


New paths ahead for agricultural research (by CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff)


October 29, 2015


Patents fail to boost crop yields (SciDev.Net)


October 27, 2015


CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff’s 100 day perspective


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


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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
 

Noel Kingsbury
The University of Chicago Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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