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Greening through regulation

FARMERS’ PLACE IN THE EU’S GREEN ECONOMY FIRST INTRODUCED IN 1962, the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a system that implements agricultural subsidies and other programs. Every year, CAP provides some €50–60 of [Read more]

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A plan for resistant fleabane

CANADA FLEABANE REQUIRES MULTI-YEAR MANAGEMENT GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT Canada fleabane first appeared in Ontario in Essex County in 2010. At that time only a few fields were affected. Over a five-year period, however, the number of affected [Read more]

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Next generation biotech

UNLOCKING CRISPR’S POTENTIAL FOR AGRICULTURE TWO SCIENTISTS, JENNIFER Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, have invented a new technology for editing genomes, a technique called CRISPR-Cas9, which could be used not only to cure human diseases, but [Read more]

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Understanding GMO opposition

EUROPEAN STUDY UNCOVERS A FATAL ATTRACTION DESPITE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE that supports the value and safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), public opposition to them has been, and might always be, strong. Why is that? Scientists [Read more]

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EU considers national bans on GMOs

POTENTIAL IMPACT ON CANADIAN EXPORTS IN NOVEMBER 2014, the European parliament went through a six-month review process of the current biotechnology trait approval process within the European Union (EU). The review was suggested by trading [Read more]

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Quality Food Products

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN TANZANIA THE UNITED REPUBLIC of Tanzania is home to 91 million acres of arable land, of which only 25 million are under cultivation. An important part of the economy, the agricultural [Read more]

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The defender of the farmer

TANZANIA FARMERS’ UNION WHEN GRAIN FARMER Richard Kipara first joined the local farmers’ union in Arusha, Tanzania he was what is considered ‘food insecure.’ But after participating in training programs focused on post-harvest handling, and [Read more]

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Preventing herbicide injury

FIVE MISTAKES TO AVOID WITH SOYBEANS HERBICIDES ARE GREAT tools for growers, but when used incorrectly there is always the risk that they will not work at all — or worse, that they will injure [Read more]

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SMART soybeans

CORN AND SOYBEAN CROPS AT RISK USING A COMBINATION of several inputs it is possible to boost soybean yields. The catch is — it’s just not always economically viable to do so. That was the [Read more]