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Food Security and AgBiotech News

Available via e-mail and online, Food Security and Ag-Biotech (FS-AgBiotech) News is a free daily news service covering the most important global developments related to agriculture and food security, with a strong emphasis on issues related to the controversy over agricultural biotechnology.

FS-AgBiotech News provides succinct summaries of the most pertinent news stories, op-eds, journal articles, and reports on biotechnology, biosafety, agricultural research and development, intellectual property rights, technology transfer, liability and redress, genetic resources, trade, and economic development. FS-AgBiotech News draws information from a diverse range of sources including peer-reviewed journals, international news wires, and a variety of publications form industry, government, and NGOs.

FS-AgBiotech News is an example of the tools and strategies developed by Meridian Institute to help people solve problems and make informed decisions. Support for FS-AgBiotech News is provided by the US Agency for International Development.

Please note that it is the policy of Food Security and Ag-Biotech News to use the titles from the original source for summaries, and these do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editors.

Food Security and AgBiotech News

  • Regulate Synthetic Biology Now: 194 Countries

    ETC Group (19 Oct 2014) (10/21/2014)

    According to the ETC Group, an organization that works to address the socioeconomic and ecological issues surrounding new technologies that could impact the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people,... more

  • Syngenta Faces More Suits Over Viptera Corn Seeds

    The Wall Street Journal (19 Oct 2014) (10/20/2014)

    Syngenta AG is facing even more lawsuits over its sale of genetically engineered corn seeds, known as Viptera, which some United States farmers and agricultural companies say have disrupted internatio... more

  • New Study Finds that Orange Maize Improves Vitamin A in Children

    HarvestPlus (16 Oct 2014) (10/20/2014)

    A new study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reports that “orange” vitamin A maize, which has been bred conventionally, increases vitamin A storage in the body. A lack of vita... more

  • Researchers Uncover Tomato's Genetic History

    Phys.org (14 Oct 2014) (10/20/2014)

    Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences have reconstructed the history of the tomato, from its origins in South America to the many varieties found worldwide today. The tomato is th... more

  • Principles for Responsible Agriculture and Food Investments Are Approved

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (16 Oct 2014) (10/16/2014)

    The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) this week approved a landmark set of principles designed to guide investment in agriculture and food systems with the aim of assuring that cross-border and c... more

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