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Managing Weed Resistance with Integrated Weed Management

Managing Weed Resistance with Integrated Weed Management

Wheat in the USA The cultivation of wheat reaches far back into human history and its importance hasn’t decreased since then. With more than 220 million hectares of arable land under wheat cultivation, it is the largest cereal crop in terms of area and one of the world`s most important staple foods. Most of the […]

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Human Cost of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Exaggerated

Human Cost of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Exaggerated

    By Gregory G. Bond and Daniel R. Dietrich,     The EU and U.S. governments continue to try to best identify and regulate potential endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). In an attempt to influence these efforts, the Endocrine Society – a global association representing endocrinologists and related experts – published a series of economic papers in […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Economic and Environmental Benefits from Crop Biotechnology

Celebrating 20 Years of Economic and Environmental Benefits from Crop Biotechnology

Today marks the United Nations’ World Environment Day, in which most global leaders have joined together in a call for us to connect #WithNature and take action to protect our environment. It is only fitting that our 12th annual report, which looks at the global impact of crop biotechnology in the 26 countries where it […]

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Transforming Africa’s Agricultural Programs With Plant Biotech

Transforming Africa’s Agricultural Programs With Plant Biotech

Dr. Sylvester Oikeh, Project Manager – Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) Project at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) Modern agricultural biotechnology is a tool that has the potential to address food insecurity in Africa. Three countries — Kenya, Nigeria and Malawi — have recently joined the league of nations that have approved biotech […]

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Bringing Together Allies to Share Plant Biotech’s Story

Bringing Together Allies to Share Plant Biotech’s Story

An interview with Dr. Sarah Evanega, Director, Cornell Alliance for Science Plant scientist Dr. Sarah Evanega believes that the conversation on plant biotechnology will not change unless unlikely allies are brought together around shared goals. She discusses how the Cornell Alliance for Science program is working with global allies to promote access and choice in […]

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What Role Can Biotech Play in Addressing Food Security in Nigeria?

What Role Can Biotech Play in Addressing Food Security in Nigeria?

By: Modesta Nnedinso Abugu Program Assistant for the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology-Nigeria Chapter and Fellow of Cornell University’s Alliance for Science Program Nigeria will be the world’s third most populous country by 2050, according to the United Nations’ (UN) projections for West Africa. As a Nigerian, I don’t know if this news should make […]

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Paving the Way for Innovation in Plant Science

Paving the Way for Innovation in Plant Science

A message from Howard Minigh and Markus Heldt CropLife International’s member companies continue to be committed to research and development for new crop protection and plant biotechnology products and technologies despite a challenging economic environment. As the world’s population increases, the industry has a responsibility to provide innovative choices and solutions to help farmers meet […]

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Overlooking Scientific Roots of Endocrine Disruption

Overlooking Scientific Roots of Endocrine Disruption

By Rainer von Mielecki vice president of Global Public & Government Affairs Crop Protection at BASF    “The policy has been hijacked by industry,” said Axel Singhofen, environment and health adviser for the Green Party European Free Alliance, in Newsweek. “They seem to have forgotten the scientific roots of the problem and are much more concerned […]

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Regulatory Predictability Needed for an Industry Committed to Innovation

Regulatory Predictability Needed for an Industry Committed to Innovation

By Howard Minigh, CropLife International President and CEO The crop protection industry helps millions of farmers grow their crops every year. From Asia to Africa and from Europe to the Americas, plant scientists are developing crop protection products to advance sustainable and productive agriculture to ensure global food security. We are a solutions-driven industry, but […]

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Ask A Farmer: How Biotech Changes Lives

Ask A Farmer: How Biotech Changes Lives

Interview with Bill Horan, family farmer and chief operating officer of Horan BioProduction For 43 years, Bill Horan has grown soybeans, corn, specialty crops and other grains on a family farm in North Central Iowa. He was an early adopter of biotech crops – he began growing GM soybeans a year before they were commercialized, […]

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How Plant Biotechnology Made Brazil a Major Agriculture Exporter

How Plant Biotechnology Made Brazil a Major Agriculture Exporter

From Importer to Exporter: How Plant Biotechnology Made Brazil a Major Agriculture Exporter Interview with Adriana Brondani, Executive Director, Conselho de Informações sobre Biotecnologia (CIB), Brazil Conselho de Informações sobre Biotecnologia (The Council for Biotechnology Information – or CIB), Brazil, is an association that shares accurate information about plant biotechnology and its benefits, especially to […]

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Reflecting On Successes And Challenges Of Biotech Crops

Reflecting On Successes And Challenges Of Biotech Crops

20 Years Of Innovation: Reflecting On Successes And Challenges Of Biotech Crops Interview with Craig Rickard, executive director for plant biotechnology at CropLife International. This post was originally published by Forbes.com on 25 August 2016. In 1996, farmers planted the first commercial biotech crop. The global uptake of plant biotechnology by farmers since has made it the […]

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Using Social Media to “Agvocate” for Farmers and Scientists

Using Social Media to “Agvocate” for Farmers and Scientists

Using Social Media to “Agvocate” for Farmers and Scientists Interview with Dr. Lindsay Chichester Dr. Lindsay Chichester is one of a growing number of online “agvocates” who are sharing information about agriculture from the perspective of farmers and scientists. We caught up with her to learn more about her work, and how social media plays […]

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Tackling Uganda’s Banana Crisis

Tackling Uganda’s Banana Crisis

Tackling Uganda’s Banana Crisis Interview with Mr. Erostus Nsubuga, founder and chairman of Agro-Genetic Technologies, Inc. (AGT) The banana is a very important part of the Ugandan diet with 70 percent of the population eating the fruit every day. However, as Banana Bacterial Wilt is devastating  banana crops across the country, eradicating the disease has become […]

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A History of Biotech in Europe and the Path Forward

A History of Biotech in Europe and the Path Forward

Biotech in Europe: History and the Path Forward An interview with Beat Späth, Director for Agricultural Biotechnology at EuropaBio This year, the European Union approved three new biotech soya bean products for import.  We spoke with Beat Späth, director for agricultural biotechnology at EuropaBio, about the history of plant science, what the new approvals mean […]

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