Thursday, 18 April 2013

Crop Biotech update April 17 2013

April 17, 2013


• Global Biotech Communication Initiatives Shift towards Greater Stakeholder Enggagement 
• International Team Sequences Genome of Sweet Orange 
• Scientists Sequence Vietnamese Rice Genome 

• NACGRAB Director: GM Crops are Safe 
• Senator Urges Nigerian President to Sign Biosafety Bill into Law 
• Tanzanian Stakeholders Call for Modern Cotton Production 

• New Promising Cowpea Varieties for Africa and Rest of the World 
• Washington State University to Lead Development of Heat-Tolerant Wheat 
• Scientists Say Without Adequate Funding, Deadly Wheat Disease Could Threaten World's Food Supply 
• Researchers Find Details of Healthy Compounds in Colorful Whole Grain Rice 
• ITIF Recommends Policies to Address Food Security and Climate Change through Biotech 

Asia and the Pacific 
• Mahyco Receives ABLE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Agri-biotech Sector 
• IRRI Scientists Develop Super Salt-tolerant Rice 
• US, Pakistani Scientists Collaborate to Protect Cotton from CLCV 
• AUSVEG National Convention 

• Victorian-era Barley Variety has Valuable Disease Resistance Trait, Scientists Find 
• Sweet 17, New Sugar Transporter in Plants 
• UK's TESCO to Sell GM-Fed Poultry Products 

• Gene-specific Markers for Acid Soil/Aluminium Tolerance in Barley 

Beyond Crop Biotech 
• Eight New Transgenic Goats in Royan Institute 

• 3rd International Symposium on Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources 

Document Reminders 
• Updated Pocket K on Global Status of Commercialized Biotech GM Crops 

Latest Communication Products

From Monologue to Stakeholder Engagement: The Evolution of Biotech Communication 
ISAAA Bried 45-2013 is now available! Download the electronic copy now!
Sowing the Seeds of Success: A Decade of Biotech Corn Adoption in the Philippines 
This 10-minute video presents an updated story of biotech corn in the Philippines, a decade after its commercialization. It complements the first ISAAA video entitled "Asia's First: The Bt Corn Story in the Philippines".
Top Ten Facts about Biotech/GM Crops in 2012 
A new overview of biotech crops in 2012. Download PDF:ArabicEnglishPortuguese
Pocket K on Stacked Traits in Biotech Crops 
It answers the following questions on biotech stacks: what is gene stacking, why is there a stack boom in the biotech crop market, and what does the future hold for biotech stacks.
Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2012 
ISAAA Brief 44-2012 is now available! Get your copy now!

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