Thursday, 28 February 2013

Crop Biotech Update Feb.27


In This Issue

February 27, 2013


• There's Need to Set Time Frame for Hunger, Poverty Eradication; FAO Director General Claims 
• Lebanon to Become 165th Party to CPB 

• 1st Bio-Innovate Regional Scientific Conference in Ethiopia 

• Oregon State University Develops High Yielding, Stripe Rust Resistant Wheat 
• Paraguay Approves New Biotech Soybean Variety 
• Genetic Diversity of Capsicum Peppers Revealed 
• CIMMYT Inaugurates Biosciences Facilities in Mexico 
• Food Science Expert Says GM Crops are Overregulated 

Asia and the Pacific 
• CIMMYT Launches Project to Develop Heat Resilient Maize for South Asia 
• Philippine Rice Research in the Spotlight as the Country's President Visits IRRI 
• India's Agriculture Minister Supports Field Trials of GM Crops 
• CropLife Pakistan Forms Biotech Committee 

• Britain's Egg Producers Call to Lift GM Ban 
• Scientists Develop Healthier Barley 
• Scientists Call for New Regulations for "Growing" Medicines in Plants 

• Impact of the ahas Gene and of Imazapyr Herbicide on Soil Microbial Communities 
• Researchers Confirm Bt Corn's Benefits Aside from Pest Resistance 

Beyond Crop Biotech 
• Fluorescent Tadpoles Expose Chemical Contamination 

• ISAAA International Conference: Adoption of Biotech Crops in the Developing World 
• National Symposium on Abiotic and Biotic Stress Management in Vegetable Crops 

Document Reminders 
• Book: Successful Agricultural Innovation in Emerging Economies 
• Proceedings on Agribiotech Communication in Muslim Countries 

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