Indonesian Biotechnology Information Centre
Biotechnology for the welfare of people

Switch Language to: Indonesian

NEWS RELEASE

ARTICLE

ARTICLE

Category

Crops Biotech Update


FAO SEEKS MORE SUPPORT FROM G20 TO FAMILY FARMERS TO MEET FOOD DEMANDS

Family farmers from developing countries need more access to information and technology which can help them thrive in the midst of climate change and natural resource scarcity, according to José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). He mentioned this during the G20 agricultural ministers' meeting held in Berlin,...

STUDY SHOWS POSITIVE IMPACTS OF GM COTTON ADOPTION IN BURKINA FASO

GM cotton decreased pesticide use by two-thirds, produced more yields than conventional cotton, and reduced labor input in Burkina Faso. This is the result of a study conducted by scientists from Oklahoma State University and L'Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Burkina Faso, covering six years of farm survey data.   They also found that farm...

USDA PROPOSES REVISIONS ON GE CROP REGULATIONS

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released for pre-publication a recommendation to revise the regulations of genetically engineered organisms. According to APHIS, this will be the first extensive amendment of the regulations which were implemented since 1987.   "We're pleased that USDA's proposal recognizes that some applications of gene editing result in plant varieties...

AUSTRALIA'S OGTR APPROVES FIELD TRIALS OF GM COTTON

Australia's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has issued a license to Monsanto Australia Limited, allowing the limited and controlled release (field trial) of cotton genetically modified (GM) for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance.   The field trial will be conducted from March 2017 to July 2021 in cotton growing areas in New South Wales, Queensland, Northern...

RICE NICOTIANAMINE SYNTHASE 2 IMPROVES IRON AND ZINC LEVELS IN WHEAT GRAINS

Micronutrients are essential in the human diet as they are required for key metabolic reactions and biological functions. A large fraction of the global human population suffers from micronutrient deficiencies, which has a negative impact on well-being and economic development. Biofortification of staple crops is a sustainable and effective approach to reduce health problems associated with micronutrient...

assets/Uploads/_resampled/SetWidth114-2016-12-14-NewCAST.jpg

NEW CAST PAPER EXAMINES TRADE AND BIOTECH ISSUES

  The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Literature Review and Report has been released. The Impact of Asynchronous Approvals for Biotech Crops on Agricultural Sustainability, Trade, and Innovation looks at problems caused by asynchronous approvals for biotech crops. The authors focused on the economic effects in countries that are major global commodity exporters and importers,...

assets/Uploads/_resampled/SetWidth114-2016-12-14-NigeriaAcademy.jpg

NIGERIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE DECLARES SUPPORT FOR BIOTECH

The Nigeria Academy of Science, the country's top scientific organization and the federal government's scientific advisor has declared that GMOs are safe and beneficial to improve agricultural productivity. Furthermore, the Academy noted that the technology has the potential to address food security. The Academy's declaration also reiterated the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' report that GM...

BIOTECH CROPS CONTRIBUTE ~US$127,000M TO ARGENTINA'S ECONOMY

Biotech crops contributed an estimated amount of US$126,969.27 million of gross benefit to Argentina from 1996 to 2016. This is according to a report released by the Argentine Council for Information and Development of Biotechnology (ArgenBio).   The majority of these benefits (66%) went to farmers, while the remaining portion went to the government (26%) and technology providers...

AUSTRALIA'S OGTR AUTHORIZES COMMERCIAL RELEASE OF GM COTTON

Australia's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has issued a license in response to application DIR 143 from Bayer CropScience, authorizing the commercial release of cotton genetically modified (GM) for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance (GlyTol® and GlyTol TwinLink Plus®).   The release is authorized to take place throughout Australia. The GM cotton and products derived...

assets/Uploads/_resampled/SetWidth114-2016-12-07-PRRIandISAAA.JPG

PRRI AND ISAAA PREPARE FOR COPMOP8 IN CANCUN, MEXICO

Delegates from Public Research and Regulation Initiative (PRRI) and the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) held a half day forum on December 3 at the Cancun Convention Center, to prepare for COP13 Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Piet van der Meer of PRRI provided an introduction on...

1 2 3 478