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    February 2014

    Focusing on Vegetables and Flowers: Seed World uncovers key drivers in vegetable innovation and digs into plant breeder’s search for more flavorful tomatoes. You will also get to see what’s new in the vegetable and flower industry. Additionally, there’s a great resource guide for information about protecting pollinators.

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    We Didn’t Start the Fire, But We’re Smack Dab in the Middle of It—The...

    The past five decades have seen a dramatic shift in consumer attitudes about agriculture and food. Things look different than they did years ago and nostalgia for yesteryear is...
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    Industry News – February 2014

    Industry News is geared to seed professionals and delivers the people, industry, business and product news you need to know. Submissions are welcome. Email us at·news@issuesink.com. People News Wageningen University, located...
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    Regulatory Roundup

    NATIONAL Arrest of Seed Conspirators American Seed Trade Association president and CEO Andrew LaVigne released the following statement on the recent announcement by the U.S. attorney general about individuals charged with...
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    World Status

    Status Australia Key research and development information was taken directly to hundreds of potato growers and other industry members across Australia in 2013, in a successful year of R&D-related activities...
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    Since 1915

    1915 1916 New Creations in the World of Plants To the student of nature, there is nothing so interesting as the birth of new types, the evolution of which is governed by...
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    Cross Pollination

    The BioAg Alliance “Earlier this week, the economic value of agricultural biologicals was on prominent display as the agricultural giant Monsanto teamed up with the international microbial expertise of Novozymes...
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    GMO Food Labeling Issues Affect Vegetable Diversity

    GMO Food Labeling Issues Affect Vegetable Industry Conversation surrounding GMO food labeling legislative initiatives in the U.S. will become part of the overall biotechnology experience observed around the globe and...
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    Maintaining the Seed Export System

    Maintaining the Seed Export System U.S. National Seed Health System keeping the flow of seed exports running smoothly. Since its inception in 1999, the U.S. National Seed Health System has been...
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    Is Big Money Leaving Ag?

    Why investors may have soured on agricultural commodity funds. The last decade saw boom times for agriculture. Supply squeezes, emerging market growth and dire warnings about the planet’s ability to...
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    Protecting Pollinators Resource Guide

    Protecting Pollinators Resources Guide Over the past five issues of Seed World you have read about the stressors impacting honey bee health, global research initiatives for pollinator health and the...
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    Ensuring Safety and Market Access

    Much progress has been made recently on the development and adoption of international phytosanitary standards, while at the same time staying on top of food safety practices right here...
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    The Great Flavor Hunt

    In the quest for high yields and best possible disease resistance, has taste been neglected? The produce industry thinks so, and is trying to bring it back. The Terrific Adventures...
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    Floriculture Industry Plays Favorites

    Floriculture Industry Plays Favorites Breeding efforts focus on improving familiar varieties. The adage referring to the circuitous nature of things—“what’s old is new again”—could be an apt description for today’s floriculture...
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    Genetics and Consumers Drive Vegetable Innovations

    The introduction of marker-assisted breeding has undoubtedly been a significant breakthrough for plant breeders. The technology has increased the speed of delivery of new products and allowed for new...
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    What’s New in Flowers and Vegetables

    A roundup of fresh new varieties coming to market in 2014. There will be lots of new and unique varieties of vegetables and flowers coming for 2014, and the needs...