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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

  • U.S. Presses Bali Trade Deal Skeptics to Sign up as Planned

    Reuters (17 Jul 2014) (7/17/2014)

    The United States has said it will insist that India and other World Trade Organization (WTO) members stick to promises made on a global deal to lower trade barriers and speed up passage of goods thro... more

  • Acres of Genetically Modified Corn Nearly Doubled in a Decade

    Harvest Public Media (16 Jul 2014) (7/17/2014)

    New data released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that 93 percent of the corn planted in the U.S. contains a genetically modified (GM) trait. The percentage of GM seed with... more

  • Mexican Farmers Oppose Expansion of Transgenic Crops

    Inter Press Service (14 Jul 2014) (7/17/2014)

    Mexican bean grower Manuel Alvarado is one of many bean growers in Mexico who say it is unnecessary to introduce the genetically modified (GM) varieties of beans the government is promoting. “There is... more

  • Bolivia and CIMMYT Partner to Boost Sustainable Grain Production

    CIMMYT (9 Jul 2014) (7/16/2014)

    The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and Bolivia’s Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Innovation (INIAF) recently signed a scientific collaboration agreement to strengthen ... more

  • GMOs Causing Price Distortions, Study

    New Zimbabwe (9 Jul 2014) (7/16/2014)

    According to the Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit (Zeparu), a local think tank, the acceptance of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) crops by regional countries has caused seriou... more

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