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2014-02-13 00:20:58

Inaugural plantings of biotech drought-tolerant maize in U.S.; further developments in drought-tolerance technology across the world BEIJING, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) today released a report which indicates more than 18 million farmers in 27 countries planted biotech crops in 2013, reflecting a five million, or three percent, increase in global biotech crop hectarage. 2013 also marks the first-ever...

2013-02-21 16:29:29

OTTAWA, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Last year Canadian farmers planted close to 21 million acres of canola, more than 97 per cent of which was enhanced through biotechnology, according to a report from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA). "It's not surprising that Canadian farmers continue to embrace genetically modified crops. Farmers see the benefits in terms of improved yields and quality, environmental sustainability and efficiency,"...

2012-09-25 10:21:27

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company today announced that it will provide a royalty-free research license to the academic community and other non-profit research institutions to a newly issued US Patent related to the Agrobacterium transformation method. Today's announcement, which is expected to benefit the academic community and other crop researchers, has the potential to further advance research and development of new technologies in key dicot crop plants. Dicot...

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2011-02-23 06:05:00

The amount of global farmland used to grow genetically modified (GM) crops increased 10% last year, with the United States remaining the largest zone for the biotech produce, according to a study released Tuesday in Brazil by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). There are now 366 million acres (148 million hectares) given over to GM plantations in 29 nations, managed by 15 million farmers, according to by ISAAA, a group that promotes biotech crop...

2010-04-13 06:03:00

BRUSSELS, April 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Summary of Peer-Reviewed Research in Nature Biotechnology Magazine Concludes That Biotech Crops are Having a Positive Economic Impact on Farmers, Especially Those in Developing Countries A growing body of research evidence indicates that biotech crops are delivering higher yields and better economic performance for farmers around the world. In a peer-reviewed article that appears in the April 2010 edition of Nature Biotechnology...

2010-02-23 10:00:00

BEIJING, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, ISAAA predicted biotech crops were poised for a new wave of growth. Substantial gains have already been made in 2009 that are starting to bring that prediction to fruition. With 14 years of regulatory experience, growth can be accelerated moving forward. One of the most significant advances in 2009 included a landmark November decision by China issuing biosafety certificates for biotech insect-resistant rice and phytase maize. As rice is the...

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2009-02-12 12:12:09

A biotech group said on Wednesday that genetically modified crops enjoyed a bumper year in 2008, with an additional 10.7 million hectares planted globally and growth prospects set to expand rapidly. In the International Service for the Acquisition of Agi-Biotech Applications' annual report, they said that some 13.3 million farmers in a record 25 countries planted 125 million hectares (309 million acres) of biotech crops last year. This reflects a 9.4 percent increase in area covered from...

2009-02-11 09:34:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotech crops, on the heels of a robust 2008 and bolstered by increased political will to meet food demands, are poised for a second wave of strong adoption that will drive sustained global growth through the end of the second decade of commercialization 2006 to 2015, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri- Biotech Applications (ISAAA). An additional 1.3 million farmers planted 10.7 million new hectares of biotech...

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2008-07-21 12:00:00

By Kara Rowland A new "supercorn" with eight genetic modifications that make it even more highly resistant to insects and weed killers than earlier versions is just one of the agricultural developments Americans will see over the next several years as scientific advances enable technicians to customize crop plants with stacks of genes, biotechnology expert Clive James said. Mr. James stressed the need for genetically modified crops to help farmers grow more food on fewer acres as the world...

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2008-04-02 01:40:00

Scientists discovered seeds from certain genetically modified crops can endure soil for at least 10 years in some cases.A field planted with experimental oilseed rape a decade ago found transgenic specimens were still growing there despite intensive efforts over the years to remove the seeds, according to researchers in Sweden.This is the first time a genetically modified crop has endured so long and critics say it shows that genetically modified organisms cannot be contained once...