Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Food Crops News 230

Food Crops News, Hoàng Kim, Tin Nông nghiệp Việt Nam
Chào ngày mớiCây Lương thựcHọc mỗi ngày,  Dạy và học 
Update of Food Crops News from  30 June to 2 July, 2014.

Cassava in Ghana: save and grow

Recommendation for further development cassava in Ghana


• Seralini's Paper Republished, Scientists Remain Skeptical
• Hillary Clinton Backs Biotech

• Nigerian Minister Addresses Misinformation on GM
• Governor in Gambia Highlights Importance of Media in Transforming Agri
• Nigeria Releases Herbicide Resistant Maize Hybrids

• Soil Microbiomes Can Set Plant Flowering Time

Asia and the Pacific
• CSIRO Study Shows Community Attitudes towards Science in Australia
• Pakistan to Reformulate Biosafety Guidelines
• Gene Provides Reliable Visual Cue for Oil Palm Fruit Ripeness

• Study Shows Consumer Perceptions and Knowledge of GMOs in Belgium
• Research Shows Promise for Drought Tolerant Crops
• UK Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee Releases Food Security Report

• Water Deficit Response in Peanut is Dependent on Abscisic Acid
• Alternative Control Strategy for Crown Gall Disease of Grapevines through Water-Based Plant Extracts
• Mysterious Bem46 Gene Function Decoded

Beyond Crop Biotech
• Transgenic Pork Causes Improved Liver Immune System in Mice
• Pleurotus ostreatus Degrades Aflatoxin B1 in Moldy Rice Straws

Document Reminders
• Updated Pocket K on Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2013
• Country Biotech Facts and Trends
• Impact of Genetic Biotechnologies on Biosecurity and Food Safety
Biofuels Supplement (June 25, 2014 Issue)

Research and Development
• Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002 Can Produce Glycogen for Biofuels in an Oceanic Environment
• Flowering Gene in Jatropha curcas Identified
• Metabolic Engineering of Synechocystis sp. Leads to Improved Fatty Alcohol Production

News and Trends
• Obama Approves EPA-Proposed Carbon Rules for Fossil-fueled Power Plants
• Commercial Production of Renewable Oils Begins in Brazil

Energy Crops and Feedstocks for Biofuels Production
• Straw of Oilseed Rape Joins the Biofuel Sources Team
• Australia Reports on the Feasibility of Jet Fuels from Mallee Trees
• Improved Metal Tolerance and Seed Productivity in Camelina sativa by Overexpression of CsHMA3

Biofuels Processing
• Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum M18 Shows Potential for Hydrogen Gas Production via Consolidated Bioprocessing
• Double Fermentation of Cassava Starch Leads to Higher Bioethanol Yield

Latest Communication Products

Agricultural Biotechnology (A Lot More Than Just GM)
The booklet explains and compares tools of agri-biotech including conventional breeding, tissue culture and micropropagation, molecular breeding and marker-assisted selection, and genetic engineering
Infomercial: What Do People Say About Biotech?
This informercial features photos of students, teachers, farmers, media practitioners, and consumers who were asked to write one-liners about their perception on biotechnology. These photos were taken during the science fairs held in the Philippines in 2013.
Infographic on Biotech Crops Benefits
This infographic summarizes the important contributions of biotech crops in increasing crop productivity, conserving biodiversity, reducing agriculture's environmental footprint, mitigating the effects of climate change, and alleviation of poverty and hunger
Infomercial: Biotech Crop Adoption in 2013
This infomercial summarizes the highlights of the report on the global status of biotech crop planting in 2013. The 90-second video presents percentage of the major countries, crops, and biotech traits planted in 2013
Pocket K 46 on Nitrogen Efficient Use Biotech Crops
Pocket K 46 includes a summary of genes studied to modify nitrogen use of plants and the research status of biotech crops with improved nitrogen use including corn, wheat, canola, rice, wheat, sugarcane, and sugar beet.

Malnutrition a threat with use of climate-resilient crops, scientists say
KIGALI, Rwanda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As farmers move toward growing crops designed to meet growing world demand for food and stand ...
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The Guardian

UK future food security threatened by complacency, MPs warn
The environment, food and rural affairs (Efra) select committee said ministers ... The report backs GM crops for the UK: “The government must address ...
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Virus wipes out SA canola crops
Agricultural consultant Mick Faulkner said they felt like they'd been "blind-sided" after not being able to work out what had been affecting crops.
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Odisha to implement National Agricultural Insurance Scheme during current Kharif crop season
Bhubaneswar: The State Government will implement the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) during the current Kharif crop season.
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EPA Drops the Ball on 2,4-D for GMO Crops
Washington, D.C.— “A coalition of organizations including Food & Water Watch, the Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network, National Family ...
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Hindustan Times

Govt warns of possible drought over western India, food prices may rise
Govt warns of possible drought over western India, food prices may rise ... sowing of summer crops has slowed and distress among farmers is rising.
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The Guardian (blog)

10 things you need to know about sustainable agriculture
Richard Waite, associate, Food, Forests and Water Program, World ... reducing food loss and waste, reducing biofuel demand for food crops and ...
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As shoppers swap fresh spuds for rice dishes and fajitas: Has the potato had its chips?
The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is the world's fourth largest food crop following rice, wheat and maize. The Inca Indians in Peru were the first to ...
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Times LIVE

Millions of Ravenous Caterpillars Invade West Africa Causing People to Flee Their Homes
Millions of caterpillars, believed to be related to the devastating crop pest the ... The pests also attacked key food crops like rice, cassava and maize, ...
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UK government should talk up benefits of GM crops
“It should encourage an evidence-led public debate about GM crops and also counter food safety fears about the consumption of GM.” Anne McIntosh ...
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"Open Source" seed released to nurture patent-free food
An 'open-source' seed initiative has released 36 varieties of 14 food crops, which the project's leaders say could help poor farmers get access to better ...
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Large US apple crop looming
Early estimates of the apple crop in apple producing states indicate it will be a ... New York and the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association in Grand Rapids ... The 2012 crop would have been 144 million boxes had not 15 million ...
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USDA Makes $5 Million in Farm Bill Support for National Clean Plant Network Available
"Invasive pests can endanger our nation's crops and food security. They cause billions of dollars in damage each year," said Vilsack. "The funds USDA ...
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Oman Daily Observer

SQU scientists to start field trial of new crop to dry-land agriculture
MUSCAT — Scientists at the Department of Crop Science of the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University is all set to ...
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Bee-killing pesticides found in 'bee-friendly' plants sold at big box stores
Bees and other pollinators — essential for the two-thirds of the food crops humans eat every day — are in decline in countries around the world.
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GMOs: the 'right to know' campaign is winning
Campaigners for the labeling of GMOs in food are winning their battle ... of genetically engineered crops to induce allergic reactions is "a major food ...
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