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Thursday, 2014/12/18 | 14:09:51

"This country needs science and technology innovation to get our economy back on track; and to get the answers to the biggest challenges we face such as climate change, lack of employment, and economic growth". These were the words of the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, during the Parliamentary Science Week exhibitions held from December 8-12, 2014 at the Parliament Grounds.

Wednesday, 2014/12/17 | 08:06:51

Arsenic is a carcinogenic element which makes it dangerous for human health. Plants accumulate this element due to its presence in soil and water. Naturally, plants have the ability to control the level of the accumulated arsenic by converting arsenate to arsenite through chemical reduction occurring in the roots. The arsenite is then transported to the shoot through phosphate transport system.

Monday, 2014/12/15 | 08:28:49

11 December 2014, Rome - Latest indications confirm that world cereal production will reach an all-time record of more than 2.5 billion tonnes in 2014. Buoyed by bumper crops in Europe and a record maize output in the United States of America, this year's cereal output should reach 2.532 billion tonnes, including rice in milled terms, or 0.3% higher than 2013, according to FAO's latest Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report.
 

Saturday, 2014/12/13 | 06:24:19

As the country is gearing up towards possible commercialization of biotech crops, a workshop on "Farmers at the forefront in applying genetically modified crops in Vietnam" was held on December 3, 2014 at the Headquarters of Vietnam Farmer's Union at Rural Today newspaper, Hanoi. Close to 100 research scientists and experts in Vietnam, representatives from different local businesses and industries, and Farmer's Union of provinces and cities, as well as maize growers in the country participated.

Friday, 2014/12/12 | 08:06:07

As the country is gearing up towards possible commercialization of biotech crops, a workshop on "Farmers at the forefront in applying genetically modified crops in Vietnam" was held on December 3, 2014 at the Headquarters of Vietnam Farmer's Union at Rural Today newspaper, Hanoi.

Thursday, 2014/12/11 | 08:09:11

Intelligence Squared (iq2) Debates hosted a livestreamed debate on Fora.tv about genetically modified food. World Food Prize 2013 laureate Robert Fraley and University of California, Davis scientist Alison Van Eenennaam argued that planting of GM foods should be allowed.

Wednesday, 2014/12/10 | 08:16:20

LIMA, 8 December 2014 – Nothing unites us more than our universal need for food. But how much do we really understand about the impact of climate change on food crops and traditional recipes, particularly in developing countries? Today in Lima, IFAD is launching a campaign, Recipes for Change, to raise awareness about that impact and how small-scale farmers can adapt to it.

Tuesday, 2014/12/09 | 07:58:41

Tropospheric ozone (O3) is a greenhouse gas with concentrations high enough to decrease soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) productivity by 6% to 16%. In order to understand the mechanisms of yield loss in soybean, University of Illinois' Elizabeth A Ainsworth and her team examined the transcriptome of soybean flower and pod tissues exposed to elevated O3 using RNA-sequencing.

Monday, 2014/12/08 | 10:46:10

Each year NAAS accords recognition to scientists at various levels, and encourages cutting edge research in different fields of agricultural sciences. The Fellows of the Academy, recognized for their contributions to science, include distinguished personalities in the field of agriculture and allied sciences, both from India and abroad.

 

Saturday, 2014/12/06 | 07:53:38

A group of researchers from the Plant Research Institute of Wageningen UR Plant Breeding plans to develop a more resistant button mushroom variety. Over the past years, creating new varieties of mushroom has been done by improving and making little changes in the first hybrid mushroom. This improvement somehow improves the quality and yield of button mushroom, however, similarities in taste and appearance as well as occurrence of diseases is evident.

 

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