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04:08 AM Apr 17

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Britain’s Former Environmental Secretary Owen Paterson Calls Out Greenpeace and EU Anti-GMO NGOs

As Britain’s Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs between 2012 and 2014, Owen Paterson was instrumental in negotiating the new EU law on GMO cultivation that broke the near-monolithic ban on GMOs in Europe and will allow individual countries to decide whether or not to grow …

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B4FA Week in Review – 15 April 2015

Welcome back to the B4FA newsletter. We hope you all had an enjoyable spring break!
This week, wheat takes the stage. Kansas State University scientists have created a first-of-its-kind genetic map for wheat, providing a detailed description of its genetic differences around the world. Based on an analysis of 62 wheat varieties, the map offers access …

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B4FA Week in Review – 31 March 2015

Plant breeders at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have (re-)discovered a vintage bean variety – the tepary, once grown by native Americans in the southwest US and Mexico in hot and arid climates. Researchers are crossing these with modern beans to create heat-tolerant varieties, as beans are extremely sensitive to higher temperatures, making them particularly vulnerable …

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