1. Niche market wheats are coming soon

    Grain News

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    While your everyday, even high quality, hard red spring wheat isn’t doing so well in the marketplace right now, a biotech company in Davis, California, is launching a new reduced-gluten HRSW. Arcadia Biosciences also has other wheats with distinctive health-benefit traits in its pipeline. Arcadia is hopeful that introducing these non-GMO traits into wheat will…Continue Reading »
  2. Arcadia Biosciences’ reduced gluten wheat

    Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery

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    Ingredient Snapshot: Arcadia Biosciences, an agricultural food ingredient company, has announced plans to add its new reduced gluten (RG) wheat lines to its GoodWheat portfolio of branded ingredients. The company expects to have its first RG bread wheat flour available for commercial testing by the end of the year.Continue Reading »
  3. First stress-tolerant soybean gets go-ahead in Argentina

    Nature

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    A locally-made transgenic stress-tolerant soybean has passed the first of three regulatory reviews in Argentina, putting it on the path to be the first soybean in the world with such a trait to be commercialized. The technology is slated to improve yield by an average of 10% and was developed by Rosario, Argentina–based Bioceres and…Continue Reading »
  4. Super-rice defies triple whammy of stresses

    New Scientist

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    For the first time, a single strain of genetically modified rice has been developed to handle drought, salty soils and lack of fertiliser. The aim is to “climate-proof” rice farms in Asia and Africa so that they can grow the same variety each year, regardless of the conditions. Crops have previously been developed that cope…Continue Reading »
  5. Mahyco develops new GM crops sans Monsanto support

    BusinessLine

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    Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco) is seeking regulatory approvals for field trials in genetically modified (GM) rice and cotton lines that can grow under water-stressed and saline environments, besides requiring less nitrogen fertilisers. The ₹700-crore company has developed these new plants using proprietary genes belonging to Arcadia Biosciences, a privately-held agri-biotech firm headquartered in Davis,…Continue Reading »
  6. 50 Smartest Companies

    MIT Technology Review

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    It might sound difficult to define what makes a smart company, but you know one when you see it. When such a company commercializes a truly innovative technology, things happen: leadership in a market is bolstered or thrown up for grabs. Competitors have to refine or rethink their strategies. This is what the editors of…Continue Reading »