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Biotech is revolutionising agriculture


Biotech is revolutionising agriculture

Few technologies have offered so much and at the same time been demonised by so many as genetically modified crops.Well we now have thousands of detailed evaluations based on over eight years of l...

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Grains council calls for review of import protocol

The country's peak grower body, the Australian Grains Council has called for a review of the protocols for importing grain into Australia.The call follows news that a bucket-load of imported corn,...

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Food poisoning deaths may be wildly underestimated

Deaths from food poisoning caused by bacteria such as Salmonella may kill double the number of people previously thought, according to a large-scale Danish study. In research published in the late...

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Developing countries benefit more from GE crops

Current existing genetically modified crops can have significant yield effects that are most likely to occur in the developing world. This is the conclusion of Matin Qaim and David Zilberman in an art... More...

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Statement from the European Group on Life Sciences

Ensuring food security is a prerequisite for a stable society. As populations double in developing countries over the coming generation, and as living standards improve, the demands made on agricultu...

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First evidence of horizontal gene transfer?

Japanese researches may have found substantial evidence of horizontal gene transfer from bacteria to eucaryotes. In an article published in the PNAS science journal in October 2002, they reported the ...

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Food Prices Could Rise Under New GM Rules

Europe's food industry lobby said on Friday that food will become more expensive if new EU rules on labeling genetically-modified (GM) goods are adopted, increasing resistance to a law also criticized...

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DNA shuffling in the genetics game

Dr Willem (Pim) Stemmer has spent the past decade demonstrating, in the most graphic manner possible, the value of biodiversity, and the existence of a massive genetic treasure trove in nature, far gr... More...

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