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Saving our seeds and why we could do more to protect genetic diversity

Nations of the world are working to preserve seed diversity through the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food ...
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With 40 percent of seeds in Uganda counterfeit, farmers struggle to increase yields

Farmers in [the] Lango, Teso and Karamoja sub-regions [in Uganda] have expressed concern over counterfeit seeds that are widely available ...
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Dissecting claims about Monsanto suing farmers for accidentally planting patented seeds

Much to the dismay of anti-GMO activists, courts around the world including SCOTUS have consistently upheld the rights of companies ...
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How ‘open source’ seed producers from the US to India are changing global food production

Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds ...
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View from the farm: Why there is no advantage in saving seeds

A common criticism of GMOs is that corporations force farmers to buy new seeds every year. But do farmers actually ...
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GMO seeds could be critical for extended space travel, colonization

If we hope to colonize space, scientists must figure out how to feed astronauts on journeys that could last years ...
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Talking Biotech: Benefits and unanticipated consequences of neonicotinoid insecticide use

Penn State entomologist John Tooker: Neonic coated seeds are not a silver bullet for pest control in all situations ...
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Bette Midler criticizes Monsanto’s seed patent contracts—and gets schooled by farmers

Bette Midler attempted to "educate" her Twitter followers about the contracts farmers sign with Monsanto, prohibiting saving and replanting of ...