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Corn Exports From Ukraine to Climb, Boosting Global Supply - Businessweek

Corn exports from Ukraine, vying with Argentina as the second-biggest shipper, may jump 20 percent as bumper harvests boost stockpiles, said an official.
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India new testing ground for GM crops? | Deccan Chronicle

India has become the testing ground for a whole range of GM crops. These include paddy, wheat, maize, mustard, okra even as testing for the controversial Bt brinjal continues.

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Genetically modified corn varieties are popping with news

With so much recent news on genetically modified corn varieties, its a wonder anyone can keep up. But lest you end up the only one at the cocktail party tonight without the latest GMO corn scoop,...
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Corn Exports From Ukraine to Climb, Boosting Global Supply - Businessweek

Corn exports from Ukraine, vying with Argentina as the second-biggest shipper, may jump 20 percent as bumper harvests boost stockpiles, said an official.
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US: Corn gene helps fight multiple leaf diseases

A specific gene in corn seems to confer resistance to three important leaf diseases, according to USDA scientists and their university colleagues.
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Bill Gates Calls International Response to Helping Poor Farmers Outdated and Inefficient, Outlines Changes Needed to Feed 1 Billion Hungry

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, told the international agricultural community it had fallen short of delivering the help small farmers in developing countries need, when they need it. In a speech delivered at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gates asked the UN bodies responsible for fighting hunger and poverty to unite around a common global target for sustainable productivity growth to guide and measure their efforts.

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Maize hybrid looks promising for biofuel

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have identified a new contender in the bioenergy race: a temperate and tropical maize hybrid.
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USDA sees corn stocks double next year

USDA sees corn stocks double next year | MAIZE | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - A U.S. government report on Monday showed farmers in the United States will plant the largest area with corn this spring since World War Two, which could double the razor-thin stocks of this year and help defray costs to consumers and...
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Why Kenya food prices may go up again  - Business News |nation.co.ke

Why Kenya food prices may go up again  - Business News |nation.co.ke | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Prices are headed for a new high as markets respond to effects of extreme weather...
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Kenya: Towards a Pro-Poor Maize Policy

Kenya: Towards a Pro-Poor Maize Policy | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Nairobi — Almost all Kenyans eat maize - an average of almost 100kg each a year - but they pay a lot more for the staple than many of their regional neighbours. The poorest Kenyans now spend over a quarter of their income on the cereal.
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Major GM company gives up on Europe and turns to US - UFU Watch - Farming Life

ONE of Europe’s largest biotech companies, BASF, recently announced that it will move its headquarters from Germany to America and stop developing GM crops targeted at the European market.
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Philippines: RP Plants More GM Crops

MANILA, Philippines — Developing countries including the Philippines are now taking up 50 percent of world’s production of genetically modified (GM) crops, bringing $7.7 billion revenue and particularly raising income for farmers now tending 600,000 hectares of GM corn locally.

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East Africa: Region to Benefit From $45M Drought Tolerant Maize Project

All the five countries targeted by the WEMA project have maize as a staple crop for majority of the population but are faced with insufficient production challenges arising from drought, poor soils, pests...

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Corn gene helps fight multiple leaf diseases

A specific gene in corn seems to confer resistance to three important leaf diseases, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists and their university colleagues.

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"Agent Orange" Corn: Biotech Only Winner in Chemical Arms Race as Herbicide Resistant Crops Fail

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently deciding whether or not to approve an application by Dow Chemical for its controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn variety that is resistant to the highly toxic herbicide 2,4-D, one of the main...
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South Africa May Say Farmers Will Produce 11.4 Million Tons of Corn - Businessweek

South Africa, the biggest corn producer on the continent, may forecast a crop of 11.4 million metric tons tomorrow.
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New App helps farmers predict corn yield throughout growing season

LAFAYETTE and WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Farmers can better predict corn yields throughout the year using a site-specific Web application developed and commercialized by Advanced Ag Solutions LLC, an affiliate of the Purdue Research Park.
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Kenyan MPs demand GM crop products urgently

Technology-savvy Kenyan members of Parliament have Thursday demanded biotechnology products from the scientists to allow Kenyans to begin reaping benefits.

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France asks EU to suspend Monsanto GM corn approval

PARIS (Reuters) - France asked the European Commission on Monday to suspend authorization to plant Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) MON810 corn, the environment ministry said, as the country seeks...
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India: ‘Emulate Brazil, China, not Europe'

India: ‘Emulate Brazil, China, not Europe' | MAIZE | Scoop.it

India should look at Brazil and China, and not Europe or other rich world countries, when it comes to agricultural biotechnology and commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) crops, according to Dr Clive James of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA).

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US: Researchers finding evidence corn rootworm making comeback

Hand-held devices and the late-model cars aren’t the only places where you find technology these days. There’s also U.S. farm fields, where 170 million acres of biotech crops were planted last year.
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US: Mosaic Company helping develop systems approach for corn | Delta Farm Press press release archives

Research completed during the last three years shows that a new systems approach to high-yield corn production management significantly out-produced conventional production systems.
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China: DuPont to build Beijing seed bank - Outcome Magazine

DuPont said the facility at the state-owned Beijing International Flower Port would employ about 50 researchers and would focus on producing "high-yielding maize hybrids."...
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Kenya eyes GM crops to ensure food security

Kenya eyes GM crops to ensure food security | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Kenya is one of the four African countries expected to adopt commercial farming of biotechnology crops as part of efforts to alleviate hunger in the next five years.
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US: Gene-Modified Corn Violations Triple Among U.S. Farmers

Monsanto Co. and other seed makers reported a threefold increase last year in U.S. farmers caught violating requirements for planting genetically modified corn.
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