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GM maize - Rebecca Nesbit

News – June 2016

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Some interesting links for GMO-relevant news floating around at the moment:

Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change – University of Leeds researchers published a paper ‘Current warming will reduce yields unless maize breeding and seed systems adapt immediately‘.

Seeds, Syrup and Subversion – a BBC World Service programme with a debate about corporate control and Big Ag, available on listen again.

Results of Bt eggplant field trials – looks good scientifically, although regulation in the Philippines may make that irrelevant…

Silenced Crops kickstarter campaign – interesting to see a crowdfunding campaign for a positive genetic modification story. This time it is to make a documentary about GM papaya in Venezuela.



Author: Rebecca Nesbit

I studied for my PhD with the University of York and spent my time chasing migrant butterflies. I have trained bees to detect explosives, written a novel, organised Biology Week for the Society of Biology and visited universities round the world with Nobel Laureates. I am collecting friends to help me save the world. My website is:

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