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International Edition Features Seed World International 2011

SEED WORLD INTERNATIONAL EDITION 2011 An International VoiceThe International Seed Federation has been hard at work since last year's World Seed Congress... An...
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By The Numbers

INTERESTING FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT IRELAND’S AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY. 90percent—The amount of protein feed for Ireland’s livestock that comes from soy and maize by-products produced in North and South...

Where on the Web

Hear from some of the bright lights in the seed industry. Find the Giant Views of the Industry and From the Floor video clips, updated monthly, at SeedWorld.com and...
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Cross Pollination

EXPLORING IDEAS AND VIEWS ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE SEED INDUSTRY. A Growing MarketThe global seed market is forecast to reach US$47 billion by 2015, according to a...
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World Status

An in-depth overview on the global seed industry. From a conference in Brussels on improving innovation in the plant sector to China's renewed emphasis on its seed sector....

SAVING SEED FOR THE FUTURE

A growing seed vault at Svalbard might be the key to Earth's food security. Lying halfway between Norway’s northern coast and the North Pole, the Svalbard Global Seed...
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KEEPING TRACK OF GLOBAL INFORMATION

Gathering information is easy, but sorting through it is tougher. Information overload is a common complaint. If you have a computer with internet access, you can gather facts...
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PLANTS DO IT TOO

The Global Crop Diversity Trust urges the industry to educate people on the power of plant breeding. Recently I was being interviewed over the phone by a journalist...
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EXPANDING THE TOOLKIT

SEED COMPANIES ARE REACHING OUT TO GROWERS THROUGH VARIOUS SOCIAL MEDIA AVENUES. Seed companies around the world have another tool in their public relations toolkit. Social media tactics...
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THE SECOND SIEGE

Late in the summer of 1941, Abraham Kameraz and Olga Voskresenskaia were harvesting potatoes. Frantically. Scientists specializing in the tubers, they oversaw the Soviet Union’s vast breeding-stock collection...
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A DYING BREED

The number of candidates entering breeding programs is decreasing around the world. What will this mean for the seed industry in the years to come? Developing new varieties...

THE MICE BECOME MIGHTIER

NEW TRAITS ARE BEGINNING TO FLOW FROM OTHER COMPANIES—NOT JUST THE BIG SIX. SMALL AND MID-SIZE TRAIT DEVELOPERS ARE FORGING PARTNERSHIPS WITH ALL THE BIG SEED COMPANIES, AND IT...
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EUROPE’S DEBATE ON GMOS

Is the EU really starting to move on genetically modified crops? The debate around the European Union’s policy on genetically modified organisms continues, with a flurry of activity...
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SEED INDUSTRY APPLAUDS ADOPTION OF INTERNATIONAL TREATIES

The outcomes from last October’s biodiversity and biosafety meetings in Nagoya, Japan are welcomed by the international plant science industry. Historic decisions adopted at the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit,...
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SEED HEALTH AND TRADE ISSUES

A need for global harmonization. Seed companies in today’s global environment need to be aware of many different types of seed trade regulations around the world. These regulations...

SEED TREATMENT: A TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Seed treatment technology has come a long way since the use of salt brine in the mid-1600s. Today, seed treatments deliver clear environmental, economic and social benefits, making...
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NUTRITION MAKES NEWS

Concerns over the malnutrition of one billion people globally is putting this health issue front and center on the world stage, but the nutrition challenge cannot be solved...

GIANT BIOGRAPHIES

Brett Begemann Executive Vice President, Seeds and Traits, MonsantoBrett Begemann has commercial responsibility for Monsanto’s businesses in North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Asia Pacific, China, India and South...
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GIANT HIGHLIGHTS

AT A TIME OF TECHNOLOGY AND GLOBALIZATION, MANY OF THE EXPERTS IN THIS YEAR’S GIANT VIEWS OF THE INDUSTRY HAD INTERESTING STORIES TO TELL ABOUT BEING ADAPTABLE. ENJOY...
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GIANT VIEWS OF THE INDUSTRY

Our feet are firmly planted in the new decade, and changes in the seed industry are happening faster than ever. Technology is booming and the world is shrinking....