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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

  • The Africa Fertilizer Gap

    Global Food Security (22 Apr 2014) (4/23/2014)

    In this opinion piece, Alassane Diallo, the Vice President for Africa at the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) and Director General of the Industries Chimiques du Sénégal (ICS), writ... more

  • Poor Quality Cotton Seeds Worry Farmers

    Dawn.com (21 Apr 2014) (4/23/2014)

    This year, farmers in Pakistan could be worrying less about heavy rains and intense heat, and more about the poor quality of Bt cotton seeds in the market. A senior official in the Pakistan Agricultu... more

  • New Report Positions Latin America and the Caribbean as the Next Global Breadbasket

    Global Harvest Initiative (23 Apr 2014) (4/23/2014)

    A new report, “The Next Global Breadbasket: How Latin America Can Feed the World,” released Wednesday by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), argues that ... more

  • It's Time to Start Thinking About Tomatoes Like Computer Code

    TakePart (21 April 2014) (4/22/2014)

    A group of plant scientists at the University of Wisconsin, United States, is trying to bring plant breeding back into the commons and fight back against the increasing privatization of plant breeding... more

  • China Is Spreading The Use of Insurance to Cope With Climate Change Damage

    ClimateWire (21 April 2014) (4/22/2014)

    More and more Chinese farmers are using insurance as a way to hedge against the risks of climate change. China is now the second-largest agricultural insurance market after the United States by premiu... more

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