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    Innovation in Rice is in Remy Bitoun’s Blood

    The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is dedicated to abolishing poverty and hunger among people and populations that depend on rice-based agri-food systems. Remy Bitoun, head of...

    Can We Get a New Standard Material Transfer Agreement in November?

    The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture has waited for a new Standard Material Transfer Agreement, but how can we come together...

    Is the EU Spending Money in the Right Places?

    Improving the effectiveness of Europe’s Research and Innovation projects.  Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has...

    Russia to Up Seed Game

    With the goal of reducing its dependence on seed imports, the Russian government invests in plant breeding centers. Russia plans to increase domestic seed production with the aim of reducing...

    You’re Not Welcome Here

    WE ARE LIVING in a new Dark Age in Europe where innovation and technology are being rejected at an alarming rate. While reactionary pressure is being seen from chemicals...

    A Great Loss for Europe

    The impact of the recent ECJ ruling on plant breeding innovation. Many members of the plant breeding sector in Europe are voicing their opposition against the July 25 ruling which...

    Going to Great Lengths to Preserve Genetic Diversity

    After the seventh session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, there’s still no path forward when it comes to...

    ISF Priorities: Digging into Plant Breeding Innovation, Seed Trade and Seed Choice

    ISF lays the ground work for national seed associations to engage with their governments and other organizations to help facilitate discussions around plant breeding innovation, the implementation of ISPM...

    How Quality Seed Helped World Food Prize Winner Alleviate Poverty

    For the winner of this year’s World Food Prize, the secret to lifting millions of smallholder African farmers out of poverty has been in giving them access to better...

    Paving the Way for Innovation

    For researchers and plant breeders to take advantage of the latest plant breeding methods, they need reassurance that their product will be accepted by consumers and that it won’t...

    Policy Roundtable

    Travel around the world and explore the policy and regulatory environment associated with plant breeding innovation. Countries opt for different approaches, but the international seed industry remains hopeful these...
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    China to Evaluate Eight Pending Biotechnology Product Applications

    In a joint statement, President Donald Trump and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping announced a 100-day action plan under the framework of the U.S.-China Comprehensive...
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    Phyto Triumph

    The international seed industry applauds IPPC for adopting a seed-specific International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures. The International Seed Federation celebrates but sets its focus on what needs to happen...
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    A New Year, a New World

    As Donald Trump prepares to lead the Free World, the Canadian seed industry is set to begin turning itself on its head.   As 2017 begins, so does a major initiative...

    The OECD Seed Schemes

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development offers an inside look at how seed schemes are helping facilitate import and export of seed in order to help the industry...

    Access and Benefit Sharing Demand Attention

    Is it time for the seed industry to pay attention? They have been in existence for some time, and they have been signed and ratified by a growing number of...