With the short U.S. soybean crop this year, there's a lot of hoopla in the Brazilian press about this country moving into the number-one soy production spot and passing the U.S. For now, that may be a one-time fluke brought about by a searing drought across the U.S. Corn belt. But there's another Ag milestone Brazil is likely to mark this year as well.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A top Mexican government official said Thursday that the long-awaited but highly controversial approval of genetically modified (GM) corn fields on a commercial scale will drag...
Dar es Salaam. Consumers have to dig deeper now into their pockets for maize flour as the price of Tanzania’s staple has gone up by 79 per cent within a month, The Citizen has learnt.
A survey conducted over the past two weeks by The Citizen with focus on cereals at markets and mills in Dar es Salaam reveals that some traders have run out of stock and saying they cannot replenish since farmers sell their produce at very high prices.
MEXICO CITY — Environmentalists are warning that Mexico, the cradle of corn, risks damaging its staple if the government gives US firms the green light to plant genetically-modified maize in huge swaths of land.
China and Ukraine signed a protocol earlier this month, which will allow Ukrainian corn to enter the Chinese market by the end of the year, Mykola Prysiazhniuk, Ukraine's minister of Agrarian Policy, said on Tuesday.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Christopher Chizza, has presented the New Plant Varieties Bill 2012 in Parliament. The proposed law seeks to attract researchers to work on new seed varieties by introducing royalty and copyrights. He also categorically stated that Tanzania is not ready to adopt Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
Johannesburg — As temperatures soar and droughts increase in frequency, scientists around the world are working to create food crops tolerant of extreme temperatures - often an expensive and laborious process. But a cheaper and quicker alternative could be in sight, new research suggests.
Chinese farmers are reaping a third record corn harvest even after a typhoon wiped out some of the crop, easing demand for imports at a time when the U.S. drought is driving sales from the biggest exporter to a four-decade low.
Scientists are criticizing a study that said laboratory rats developed tumors after they ate genetically modified corn. The research appears in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology and includes pictures of rats with large tumors. The study said the animals developed the growths after two years of being fed genetically changed maize
RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil) - BrazArtis, an import-export company based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is set to expand its soybean and corn exports to the Middle East, an endeavour that is aligned with the growing Brazilian grain harvest and exports.
A root comparison study conducted this season at Monsanto’s Gothenburg Water Utilization Learning Center in Gothenburg, Neb., provided a dramatic demonstration of just how important a deep, strong root structure is to help corn plants withstand...
SAO PAULO – As U.S. cornfields withered under drought conditions last summer, Brazil’s once-empty Cerrado region produced a bumper crop of the grain, helping feed livestock on U.S. farms and ease a drought-related spike in prices.
The U.S. imports of Brazilian corn were small by world standards. But they are rising fast, and they mark just one element of the increasingly complex and sometimes contentious relations between the world’s agricultural superpower and its fast-growing competitor amid shifts in the global economy.
BRUSSELS — The EU's food safety agency definitively rejected Wednesday a bombshell French report linking genetically modified corn to cancer, saying it failed to meet "acceptable scientific standards."
Cherangany MP Joshua Kuttuny has threatened to lead fresh demonstrations against the government over poor prices of maize. Kuttuny said the demonstrations on Thursday will comprise famers from Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu.
SAO PAULO — As U.S. cornfields withered under drought conditions last summer, Brazil’s once-empty Cerrado region produced a bumper crop of the grain, helping feed livestock on U.S. farms and ease a drought-related spike in prices.
Rootworms, the most costly pest affecting the U.S. Corn Belt, are showing signs of resistance to Syngenta AG’s genetically modified corn just as they do with crops developed by Monsanto Co., researchers said at a conference.
RECENTLY IN HO CHI MINH CITY: Multinational seeds and crop inputs company Syngenta will focus on corn crop in Vietnam in the backdrop of downward revision in US’ corn output, according to Andrew Guthrie, Regional Director, Syngenta Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
Ms Cecilia Wangui Ndung’u is a happy maize farmer. Of late, her produce has not been going to waste. The notorious storage weevil commonly known as Osama is no longer a threat. The reason – a metal silo invention.
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