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Bill Gates crosspollinating wheat in Cornell Uni

Bill Gates crosspollinating wheat in Cornell Uni | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Bill Gates visited Cornell University, one of the world’s top universities for research on improving crops. The results of their work could mean a much faster path to more-productive crops so that millions of people can eat better food, earn more money, and improve their lives.
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India lifts domestic wheat purchase price by 3.6 pct

India lifts domestic wheat purchase price by 3.6 pct | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The government has raised the price it will pay to buy new-season wheat from local farmers by 3.57 percent to 1,450 rupees per 100 kg, encouraging the crop even though supply has exceeded demand for eight years.
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Photosynthesis the key to dramatic crop yield improvements

Photosynthesis the key to dramatic crop yield improvements | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Scientists call for funding as photosynthesis research shows 50 per cent increase in food production.
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US: GMO wheat mishaps foster skepticism of USDA

US: GMO wheat mishaps foster skepticism of USDA | WHEAT | Scoop.it

The discovery of another unapproved variety of genetically modified wheat in Montana has increased pressure to tighten the regulation of biotech crops, a change that could cause havoc for farmers in Iowa and across the U.S. eager to get their hands on the newest varieties.

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US: NAWG calls for more biotech wheat research

US: NAWG calls for more biotech wheat research | WHEAT | Scoop.it
In an op-ed to the Des Moines Register last Tuesday, National Association of Wheat Growers first vice president Brett Blankenship issued a call to action to expand the current level of wheat biotech research to match that of similar staple crops.
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Scientists Want to Improve Photosynthesis, but is That a Good Idea?

Scientists Want to Improve Photosynthesis, but is That a Good Idea? | WHEAT | Scoop.it
A team of experts has discovered how to boost the efficiency of all plants, improving upon the age-old process of photosynthesis. But some critics are wary of this discovery, essentially standing by the adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
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Canada: The Double Haploid Wheat Public-Private Initiative announced

Canada: The Double Haploid Wheat Public-Private Initiative announced | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The Double Haploid Wheat Initiative is focused on decreasing the time to market from initial cross to commercialization of spring and winter wheat varieties.
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Canada: Testing the quality of the 2014 wheat harvest

Canada: Testing the quality of the 2014 wheat harvest | WHEAT | Scoop.it
For over 10 years, Cigi has done an annual wheat harvest assessment, providing new crop information to farmers, grain handlers, and customers of western Canadian wheat.
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UK: Survey predicts record wheat harvest

UK: Survey predicts record wheat harvest | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The latest NFU harvest survey is predicting the average wheat yield for the UK’s 2014 harvest will have hit a record high, following a summer of near perfect growing conditions for the crop.

It is estimated that this year’s wheat harvest will weigh in at over 8.6 tonnes per hectare - the largest ever and 16% more than in 2013, representing the biggest uplift in 30 years.

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Wheat Science Fiction ... that is something new :)

It is the year 2165. Climate change has impoverished the world. One giant corporation governs North America and controls the food supply. When a fierce wheat plague threatens everyone with starvation. an alliance of plant scientists, robot spies, and fed-up farmers organize to fight it. And at their center is a young woman named Lizzie who dreamed of being an ordinary pop singer and becomes instead the voice of the revolution.
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Food security successes earn 'Sultan of Wheat' World Food Prize

Food security successes earn 'Sultan of Wheat' World Food Prize | WHEAT | Scoop.it
EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Scientist Sanjaya Rajaram, originally from a small farm in India’s state of Uttar Pradesh, is now widely recognized by the international agriculture sector for his prolific contributions to food security and poverty alleviation.
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The truth about the war on wheat

The truth about the war on wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it
If you believe the best-seller lists, the biggest bad in the supermarket aisles is not fat or sodium or sugar, but wheat. We have been warned that eating wheat makes our bellies fatter and triggers diseases ranging from diabetes to autism.
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2015 world wheat area will be largest for 17 years

2015 world wheat area will be largest for 17 years | WHEAT | Scoop.it
The 2015 world wheat area is forecast to be the largest for 17 years, led mainly by an expected increase in the US crop area.
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Kansas Wheat Yield Calculator App

Kansas Wheat Yield Calculator App | WHEAT | Scoop.it

The world of agriculture just got more high tech. The Kansas Wheat Alliance (KWA) has released the Kansas Wheat Yield Calculator app for Android and Apple devices. The application lets producers collect information about their winter wheat fields and uses industry-standard formulas to give an assessment of potential yield prior to harvest.

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U.S. farmers switching corn for wheat

U.S. farmers switching corn for wheat | WHEAT | Scoop.it
CHICAGO — With most grain crops mired in bear markets, Oklahoma farmer Sherwin Ratzlaff figures his only chance to break even is to expand supplies of wheat that already are in surplus.
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India seeks transit facility for wheat export to Afghanistan

India seeks transit facility for wheat export to Afghanistan | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Transit trade facility for India has a strategic dimension to it, rather than being purely a commercial activity.
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Bayer commences wheat testing in the UK - Farming UK news

Bayer commences wheat testing in the UK - Farming UK news | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Bayer CropScience has announced that it has commenced testing wheat varieties in the UK for the first time.
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Scientists ship 2 metric tons of wheat seed samples around the world

Scientists ship 2 metric tons of wheat seed samples around the world | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Juan Hernandez Caballero (L) and Victor Cano Valencia, prepare to load wheat samples onto a van in El Batan, Mexico, for shipment overseas. Scientists at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) are continuously developing improved wheat varieties and each year seed samples are sent out to government and university research institutions and national agricultural research systems around the world.

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Australia: Enhanced tolerance to ion toxicities improves wheat yield in WA

Australia: Enhanced tolerance to ion toxicities improves wheat yield in WA | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have identified ways for farmers in medium-to-high rainfall areas of the WA grain belt to increase wheat yield. Their breakthrough may have implications for other important grain crops in WA, such as barley and canola.
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'Gluten-friendly' wheat could let celiac sufferers enjoy pasta — and become a big-money innovation

'Gluten-friendly' wheat could let celiac sufferers enjoy pasta — and become a big-money innovation | WHEAT | Scoop.it
I’m standing in the doorway of a kitchen in southern Italy, where scientist Carmen Lamacchia is about to dish out her best recipe ever. It’s one that took her years to master.
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Research on climate-resilient wheat keeps "Green Revolution" on track

Research on climate-resilient wheat  keeps  "Green Revolution" on track | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Hans Braun, director of the Global Wheat Program at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), gestures toward an expansive field of green wheat shimmering in the hot sunlight outside his office.

“If we don’t prepare crops resilient to heat and drought, the effects of climate change will increase the risk of worldwide famine and conflict,” he explained. “That’s why CIMMYT is part of an international research program to develop new climate change-resistant varieties.”

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Canada Defending wheat: Farmers fight back against gluten-free trend

Canada Defending wheat: Farmers fight back against gluten-free trend | WHEAT | Scoop.it

Modern wheat is toxic and addictive. Bread is at the root of all human maladies — from weight gain to Alzheimer’s to cancer.

All these claims and more can be found by doing a simple Google search for “gluten,” the protein found in wheat and related grains that has become the newest whipping boy for fad dieters and celebrity trendsetters.

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Iran purchases over 7 mln tons of wheat from domestic farmers

Iran purchases over 7 mln tons of wheat from domestic farmers | WHEAT | Scoop.it
Mehdi Kazemnejad, an official with Iran’s Agriculture Ministry, said the government has purchased 7 million metric tons of wheat from domestic farmers since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21).
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How ISIS Uses Wheat Supplies To Tighten Its Control In Iraq

How ISIS Uses Wheat Supplies To Tighten Its Control In Iraq | WHEAT | Scoop.it
A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq. Two weeks later, Paulis, who is a Christian, received a phone call from a man who said he was an Islamic State fighter.
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