Biotechnology FAQ How widely used are biotechnology crops? According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), biotechnology plantings as a percentage of total crop plantings in http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&nav
Extractions: Agricultural biotechnology is an advanced technology that allows plant breeders to make precise genetic changes to impart beneficial traits to the crop plants we rely on for food and fiber. For centuries farmers and plant breeders have labored to improve crop plants. Traditional breeding methods include selecting and sowing the seeds from the strongest, most desirable plants to produce the next generation of crops. By selecting and breeding plants with characteristics such as higher yield, resistance to pests and hardiness, early farmers dramatically changed the genetic make-up of crop plants long before the science of genetics was understood. As a result, most of today's crop plants bear little resemblance to their wild ancestors. The tools of modern biotechnology allow plant breeders to select genes that produce beneficial traits and move them from one organism to another. This process is far more precise and selective than crossbreeding, which involves the transfer of tens of thousands of genes, and provided plant developers with a more detailed knowledge of the changes being made.
Division Of Plant Sciences Academic programs in plant sciences including horticulture, plant breeding, biotechnology, crop management, ornamental plant production and turf management. Offers information about undergraduate and graduate degrees, courses and admission. http://plantsci.missouri.edu/
Extractions: biodiversity environment genomics biotechnology ... contact us ActionBioscience.org is a resource of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. author bio Founded in 1942 in Great Britain, Oxfam is a development, relief, and campaigning organization dedicated to findi more on author article highlights GM crops are to some an answer to world hunger. To others, these crops are a health risk and an environmental threat because some GM crops: May 1998 Engineered rice strains produce human proteins commonly found in breast milk. Photo: USDA. Many GM crops are not field tested or regulated in the U.S. Likely future developments include: Continued development of herbicide-tolerant, virus- and pest-resistant crops. Methods to speed up traditional plant breeding.
Biotech Crops And Foods: The Risks And Alternatives Feeding the World 4 Land LEISA's Farm, October 10, 2010 The New African Land Grab Socialist Worker, September 7, 2010 World Bank Admits 'Land Grab' Risks, Proceeds Anyway http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/?q=node/view/336
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USAID - Biotechnology USAID supports development of biotechnology as a component of our strategy to increase agricultural productivity and economic growth http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/agriculture/biotechnology/
Extractions: Disease Resistant Bananas for East Africa (pdf 82KB) Disease Resistant Potato for South Asia (pdf 76 KB) Insect Resistant Cowpea for West Africa (pdf 61KB) Insect Resistant Eggplant in South Asia (pdf 70KB) Insect Resistant Potato for South Africa (pdf 70KB) Nitrogen-Use Efficient Rice for Africa (pdf 74KB) Virus Resistant Cassava for East Africa (pdf 86KB) Virus Resistant Papaya for the Philippines (pdf 68KB) In collaboration with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation and Arcadia Biosciences, African rice varieties are being developed which are nitrogen-use efficient, salt tolerant and drought tolerant. These varieties will be of significant benefit to small holder farmers who lack access to fertilizer and/or irrigation.
Extractions: We examine producer behavior, resistance evolution, and returns under alternative refuge requirements in an eastern North Carolina region with multiple corn, cotton, and soybean fields infested by a mobile pest. Returns are highest, pyrethroid sprays occur least frequently, and pyrethroid resistance evolution is delayed most effectively with no refuge requirement. Complying with the current 20% refuge requirement costs the producer $8.67 per cotton acre, or $34.21 per non-transgenic insecticidal (Bt) cotton acre. Returns are highest under each refuge requirement when one-toxin Bt cotton is not phased out; however, removal of the technology at the earliest phase-out date minimizes regional pyrethroid sprays. Download Info To download: If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper
Extractions: Contact Purchase Publications Site Map ISAAA in Brief ... Biotech Wheat Clive James Speaks The new biotech video "Clive James Speaks" articulates the staggering growth of biotech crops from 1.7 million hectares in 1996 to 134 million hectares in 2009 – the 80-fold increase in adoption of biotech crops. This report summarizes the accomplishments of the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology for the past 10 years of building partnerships with different stakeholders as it seeks a common voice on crop biotechnology. This Pocket K contains an easy to read account of the development of herbicide tolerant, pest resistant, salt tolerant, biofortified, and drought tolerant wheat which are made possible through genetic engineering. Global
Extractions: Green biotechnology which is more commonly known as Plant Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding field within Modern biotechnology. It basically involves the introduction of foreign genes into economically important plant species, resulting in crop improvement and the production of novel products in plants. Use of environment friendly and cost effective alternatives to industrial chemicals such as bio fuels, bio fertilizers and bio pesticides are not only resulting in enhanced crop output, improvement in health and safety standards, these new products are also leading to less environment pollution and use of green technology. The ever increasing demand of agricultural produce has given new impetus to research in the field and has resulted in great benefits for farmers and users alike. A technique that allows whole plants to be produced from minute amounts of plant parts like the roots, leaves or stems or even just a single plant cell under laboratory conditions. An advantage of tissue culture is rapid production of clean planting materials. Examples of tissue culture products in Kenya include banana, cassava, Irish potato, pyrethrum and citrus.
Extractions: A blog to give Australian and international readers with interests in farms, crops and food a direct insight into what technology could offer them, pointing them towards authoritative sources of information from all over the world. Contact detribe -AT-gmail-DOT-com Global aggregated yield effects by crop, PG Economics PG Economics September 1st 2008 Dorchester, UK: In the light of the current world food security and price debate, PG Economics is releasing a summary of the yield effect of GM crops. This summary is supplemented by a more detailed examination of the yield impacts and the broader reports on the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the technology 1996-2006 - AgBioForum 11(1):21-28 2008.
Farm Management - AgEBB GMOQuestions and Answers. What is the Impact of Adopting Biotechnology CropsSummary? The Impact of Adoption of Herbicide-Tolerant and Insect-Resistant Field Crops http://agebb.missouri.edu/mgt/gmoqa/gmo23.htm
Extractions: (Southeast) Change in yields small increase increase increase Change in profits O increase increase Change in pesticide use Herbicide Acetamide herbicides O Triazine herbicides O Other synthetic herbicides decrease O Glyophosate increase O Insecticides Organophospate insecticides O Pyrethoid insecticides O Other insecticides decrease Based on Fernandez-Cornejo, Klotz-Ingram, and Jans (1999). "Farm-Level Effects of Adopting Cenetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.A." Selected Paper presented at the International Conference "Transitions in Ag Biotech: Economics of Stratecy and Policy." NE-165, Washington, DC, June 24-25, 1999.