1. 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 »
  2. 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 »
  3. 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 »
  4. 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 »
  5. Transparency the Best PR Strategy, Says Arcadia Bio CEO, Eric Rey

    Mendelspod

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    Arcadia Biosciences is a company in Davis, California that has been developing GM (genetically modified) plants for farmers for over ten years. Their lead product, NUE or nitrogen use efficiency, has been licensed out to agricultural partners around the world. Arcadia CEO, Eric Rey, joins us to explain where the company has found success in…Continue Reading »
  6. NEWEST Rice Marks Latest Milestone

    Feed the Future

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    “Today, we have new tools and approaches that enable us to achieve progress that was simply unimaginable in the past: the eradication of extreme poverty and its most devastating corollaries, including widespread hunger and preventable child death.” – USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah One such tool is genetic engineering. To help leverage this and other advanced…Continue Reading »
  7. Researchers find lettuce gene key to hot-weather germination

    The Grower

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    A group of researchers have identified a gene and the related enzyme responsible for halting lettuce germination during hot weather. The discovery could lead to year-round lettuce production, according to a news release. The study included researchers from the University of California, Davis, Arcadia Biosciences and Archarya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University in India. Read full…Continue Reading »