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From disease-resistant bananas to biofortified potatoes, gene editing could make our food more plentiful and nutritious

From disease-resistant bananas to biofortified potatoes, gene editing could make our food more plentiful and nutritious

Molecular biologists at multiple CGIAR [Consortium of International Agricultural Research] centers shared information about gene editing work underway at the ...
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Advanced breeding could lead to virus-free cassava, saving African staple crop from extinction

Michael Major | 
“Cassava is the most important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa,” says Morag [Ferguson], a cassava specialist who [works] with [the International ...

Bt brinjal poised to help farmers in Bengladesh, fears of critics fail to materialize

Fred Pearce | 
Any day now, a hundred Bangladeshi smallholder farmers will be planting their annual aubergine crop.  But this year this select ...
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