21 November 2012

UK farming and agriculture support groups require

More use of research to improve crops

Science has made a considerable contribution to the 2 per cent annual increase in global crop yields achieved in recent decades.

Conventional plant breeding has long been the traditional way of boosting plant performance but it has been joined in recent years by the technique of genetic modification (GM).

…Full Text: http://www.europabio.org/agricultural/news/ft-report-calls-more-use-research-improve-crops

Tags: transgenics, “blue sky” research, farmers

Source: EuropaBio, 2012-11-21.

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