Wednesday, 24 April 2013

MALNUTRITION: Crop Biotech Update April 24 2013


In This Issue

April 24, 2013


• Global Economic Benefits of GM Crops Reach Almost $100 Billion 
• Exporting Countries Emphasize Need for Timely Science-Based Regulation of Biotech Crops 
• Earth Day 2013: Agri-biotech Contributes to Save the Planet's Resources 
• CTA Cites GMOs' Implications for Trade, Developing Countries 

• Early Maturing Maize Lines Hold Drought Tolerance that could Save African Farmers 
• B4FA Releases Book on Future of Africa and Contribution of Biosciences 
• G8 and Private Sector to Invest in Mozambican Agriculture 

• South Dakota State University Developing Drought Tolerant Wheat 
• Study Shows Nitrogen Key to Uptake of Other Nutrients in Corn 
• Scientists Re-evaluate Nutrient Uptake of Modern Corn 

Asia and the Pacific 
• Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill Introduced in Parliament 
• Workshop on Environmental Safety Assessment in Indonesia 

• UK Chief Scientist says GM Crops' Case Becoming Stronger 
• Scientists Find Way to Increase Phosphorus Content in Wheat 

• Scientists Identify Proton Pathway in Photosynthesis 

Beyond Crop Biotech 
• Scientists Study Linkage of Sociability and Hypnotizability 
• Cell Signaling Molecule Suggest Main Power Switch 

• Fourth Congress on Biosafety and Genetic Engineering in Iran 

Document Reminders 
• Food Biotechnology: A Communicator's Guide to Improving Understanding 
• Pocket K 43 on Biotechnology and Climate Change 

Latest Communication Products

Pocket K 43 on Biotechnology and Climate Change 
Pocket K 43 covers the various contribution of biotech crops in mitigating the effects of climate change. This newest addition to the series also covers a short discussion on climate change and its effects in agriculture as well as biotech crops that are being developed or are in the pipeline that have tolerance to abiotic stresses such as salinity, drought and extreme temperatures.
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.

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