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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

  • Brazil Considers Transgenic Trees

    Nature (27 Aug 2014) (8/28/2014)

    Brazilian regulators are evaluating whether or not to commercially release a genetically engineered eucalyptus tree; a decision could come as early as the end of the year. There are currently no genet... more

  • New Study Charts the Global Invasion of Crop Pests

    University of Exeter (28 Aug 2014) (8/28/2014)

    A new study from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, finds that many of the world’s top crop-producing countries will be inundated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends conti... more

  • GM Food Production Ban Proposed

    VietNamNet Bridge (26 Aug 2014) (8/28/2014)

    Government agencies in Vietnam have agreed that a proposed ban on the production of genetically modified (GM) food should be included in the draft amendments to the Investment Law and the Enterprise L... more

  • Study: Earth Can Sustain More Terrestrial Plant Growth than Previously Thought

    University of Illinois (26 Aug 2014) (8/27/2014)

    Researchers at the University of Illinois, United States, have conducted a new analysis that suggests the planet can produce much more land-plant biomass than previously thought. “When you try to esti... more

  • Seeds of Truth – A Response to The New Yorker

    Dr. Vandana Shiva (26 Aug 2014) (8/27/2014)

    In this opinion piece, Vandana Shiva responds to last week’s article in The New Yorker, “Seeds of Doubt,” by Michael Specter, which profiled her and her activism surrounding genetically modified organ... more

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