Hi Jennifer, Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) afflicts many people around the world, especially in developing countries. Some of the adverse health outcomes of VAD include increased mortality, night blindness, corneal scars, blindness and measles among … [Read more...] about Golden Rice is Cost Effective: A Note from David Tribe
There is much concern in Australia about the current drought. The forecast for this year’s wheat crop has been cut by 8.5 million tons to just 11million. This is less than half last year’s production of 24 million tons. The forecast for the canola … [Read more...] about Importing A Banned Product & Denying Drought Tolerance
Jennifer, During my trawls of the www I came across the following blog which purports to describe a future where Denmark has transformed its agriculture and land use in through large scale adaptation of molecular pharming . The blog is … [Read more...] about Pharming in Denmark: A Note from Roger Kalla
Preliminary results from CSIRO research in Narrabri have shown that genetically modified insect-resistant cotton may also be more water efficient.* Two years of field experiments by CSIRO Plant Industry's Mr Dirk Richards and Mr Stephen Yeates, show … [Read more...] about GM Cotton More Water Efficient: A Note from David Tribe
Dear Jennifer, Did you see this recent article from Nature entitled 'Escaped Chinese GM Rice Reaches Europe' ? The Chinese do their trialing on a grand scale. According to an industry source one million acres of insect resisitant GM rice was … [Read more...] about Can’t Keep the Lid on Chinese GM Rice
Yesterday I received a copy of a Nufarm media release* announcing that the company had paid Monsanto $10 million for their Roundup Ready® canola germ plasm and a licence to the Roundup Ready® canola trait. The media release explained that "Roundup … [Read more...] about GM Canola to Power New Biofuels Plant?