@B4FA: Nigeria: President Goodluck Jonathan signs biosafety bill into law http://t.co/v2uUhQWIfN via @allafrica

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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 – 22 April 2015

Will we have to hack photosynthesis in order to meet the world’s food needs? A recent paper, published in Cell, suggests that supercomputers and genetic engineering could someday help boost plants’ ability to convert sunlight into energy. Among the possibilities are genetically engineering crops to widen the spectrum of light …

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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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