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City scientists win £2.5m to make super-wheat - Politics - Eastern Daily Press

City scientists win £2.5m to make super-wheat - Politics - Eastern Daily Press | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
Scientific work at a Norwich research centre that could slash the cost of producing wheat in the UK has been backed by a £2.5m government grant.
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Plant interaction with friendly bacteria gives pathogens their break | News from the John Innes Centre

Plant interaction with friendly bacteria gives pathogens their break | News from the John Innes Centre | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it

Professor Giles Oldroyd of the John Innes Centre explains how plant roots form beneficial interactions with soil microbes. Almost all plants associate with mycorrhizal fungi to help in the uptake of nutrients such as phosphate. Some plants, particularly legumes, also associate with bacteria that ‘fix’ atmospheric nitrogen into a form the plant can use as fertiliser.

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Getting to the roots of the problem. « microbelog

Getting to the roots of the problem. « microbelog | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
In one of the more exciting genetic modification projects, scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich are trying to engineer wheat that can produce its own fertiliser. There is also growing interest in understanding the role of ...
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Dramatic change as two-thirds now support GM crop testing

Dramatic change as two-thirds now support GM crop testing | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
Public opinion appears to be shifting in favour of the development of genetically-modified crops, according to a ComRes survey for The Independent.
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BBC - GM crop scientists win $10m grant

BBC - GM crop scientists win $10m grant | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
A team of British plant scientists wins a $10m (£6.4m) grant from the Gates Foundation to develop GM cereal crops.
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Nature News Blog: Crop researchers try to genetically engineer a symbiosis : Nature News Blog

Nature News Blog: Crop researchers try to genetically engineer a symbiosis : Nature News Blog | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
Researchers in the UK are to receive millions in funding from Bill Gates to see whether plants can be tweaked to make their own fertilizers.  Read more...
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£6.4 million grant to develop genetically modified crops | ITV News

£6.4 million grant to develop genetically modified crops | ITV News | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it

British scientists have won a £6.4 million grant to develop GM crops - one of the largest single investments into genetic modification in the UK. The money was awarded by the Gates Foundation and will be used to cultivate corn, wheat and rice that need little or no fertiliser.

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Bill Gates invests £6.4m in GM research - 7/16/2012 - Farmers Weekly

Bill Gates invests £6.4m in GM research - 7/16/2012 - Farmers Weekly | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
The John Innes Centre is to lead on a £6.4m research project into whether cereals can be genetically engineered to nitrogen fix in a similar way to peas and beans.
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Anger after Bill Gates gives £6m to British lab to develop GM crops

Anger after Bill Gates gives £6m to British lab to develop GM crops | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given British scientists a multi-million pound grant to develop GM crops in what could be the most significant PR endorsement for the controversial technology.
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£6.4m grant awarded for GM cereals | News | Farmers Guardian

£6.4m grant awarded for GM cereals | News | Farmers Guardian | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
THE John Innes Centre will lead a £6.4m research project to develop GM cereals.
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Gates Foundation backs crop yield project | Business Weekly | Technology | Biotechnology | Business news | Cambridge and the East of England

Gates Foundation backs crop yield project | Business Weekly | Technology | Biotechnology | Business news | Cambridge and the East of England | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
A cutting-edge Norfolk UK research project designed to increase cereal crop yields worldwide is being backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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UK scientists take on €8.2m grant for GM corn development

UK scientists take on €8.2m grant for GM corn development | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
A €8.2m ($10m) grant has been given to researchers at the John Innes Center in the UK to develop GM varieties of corn that are able to absorb nitrogen from the atmosphere, thus eliminating the use of fertilisers.
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Gates foundation funds £6.4m GM work - NFU Online

Scientists at the UK’s John Innes Centre are to lead a £6.4million research project on genetically modified cereal crops.

It’s hoped the work will revolutionise agriculture in the developing world by lessening the need for the application of expensive fertilisers.

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JIC receives a share of £20M investment for UK Synthetic Biology research | News from the John Innes Centre

JIC receives a share of £20M investment for UK Synthetic Biology research | News from the John Innes Centre | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it

Professor Giles Oldroyd of the John Innes Centre has been awarded £2.5M from the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) to begin developing cereal crops that can ‘fix’ their own nitrogen, making their own fertiliser. This is part of £20M of funding for synthetic biology projects announced by the Chancellor George Osborne to investigate major global challenges, such as reducing agriculture’s reliance on nitrogen fertilisers. The aim is to initiate the first steps of nitrogen fixation in wheat, the major UK cereal crop and global staple. It complements the recent funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focused on maize, a staple crop for small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

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BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today, 16/10/2012

BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today, 16/10/2012 | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it

On World Food Day, Anna Hill looks at how we may feed the rising world population. Anna discovers two very different attempts to grow more wheat in Africa - efforts to make GM wheat with nitrogen-fixing ability at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, and a new study that encourages farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to grow certain conventionally-bred varieties and thus unlock the area's underused potential for wheat.

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Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | News from the John Innes Centre

Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | News from the John Innes Centre | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it

The John Innes Centre will lead a $9.8m research project to investigate whether it is possible to initiate a symbiosis between cereal crops and bacteria. The symbiosis could help cereals access nitrogen from the air to improve yields.

The five-year research project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, could have most immediate benefit for subsistence farmers.

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BBC News - GM crops grant to British scientists

A team of British plant scientists has won a $10m (£6.4m) grant from the Gates Foundation to develop GM cereal crops.
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British GM research gets £6.4m boost - Channel 4 News

Scientists say a grant to develop genetically modified crops could revolutionise farming in the developing world.
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Bill Gates donates £6.4m grant to British scientists for GM crops in one of the largest single investments to project

Bill Gates donates £6.4m grant to British scientists for GM crops in one of the largest single investments to project | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
British scientists have won a £6.4million grant from Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates to develop genetically modified crops.
The Gates Foundation’s donation is one of the largest single investments to the GM project in the UK.

The John Innes Centre in Norwich will use the fund to cultivate corn, wheat and rice capable of taking nitrogen from the air, meaning they need little or no fertiliser.

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Eastern Daily Press - John Innes Centre scientists in Norwich given $9.8m for project to help farmers in the world’s poorest countries

Norwich scientists have won $9.8m (£6.2m) in funding to engineer a breakthrough in plant biology which could revolutionise subsistence farming in the developing world.

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British scientists awarded £6.4m GM crop grant

British scientists awarded £6.4m GM crop grant | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
British scientists have won a £6.4 million grant to develop GM crops - one of the largest single investments into genetic modification in the UK.
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Scientists awarded £6.4m GM grant - Express

Scientists awarded £6.4m GM grant - Express | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
World News :: Scientists awarded £6.4m GM grant - Breaking news, sport, showbiz, pictures and video from the Daily and Sunday Express newspapers - updated 24/7...
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Scientists awarded £6.4m GM grant - London Evening Standard

Scientists awarded £6.4m GM grant - London Evening Standard | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
British scientists have won a £6.4 million grant to develop GM crops - one of the largest single investments into genetic modification in the UK.
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Bill Gates invests £6M in UK GM research

Bill Gates invests £6M in UK GM research | Major investment to persuade bacteria to help cereals self-fertilise | Scoop.it
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has backed his support for genetic modification (GM) techniques with a £6.3M ($9.8m) grant for research led by the John Innes Centre in Norwich.
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£6.4m GM Grant Awarded To Scientists - Huffington Post

British scientists have won a £6.4 million grant to develop GM crops - one of the largest single investments into genetic modification in the UK.
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