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October 2011 Issue

October Issue Maneuvering Through the Regulatory MazeThe recent increase of new traits to feed a growing population is putting unrelenting...
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Giant VIews

Emerging from the Global Financial Crisis The turf and forage grass seed industry is small when compared to the major grain and animal agriculture sectors. However, it is...
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Industry News – October 2011

People News Jose Graziano da Silva of Brazil has been elected director-general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Since 2006, he has served as FAO’s assistant director-general and...
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Regulatory Roundup

National Bayer Amends Patent Infringement LawsuitBayer CropScience has amended its patent infringement lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the District of...
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World Status

An in-depth overview on the global seed industry. From rice research in Australia to legal action in India. STATUSAUSTRALIA International Rice Research Institute researchers, in cooperation with the...
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Cross Pollination

Off Patent: Let the Games Begin “This is our most important project ever,” said Dow AgroSciences CEO Antonio Galindez in a recent interview with Reuters. “It is big.”...
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Organic Seed Industry at a Crossroads

Organic seed growers in the United States will potentially face some hard production decisions dependant on possible changes to certification regulations. In order for organic fruit, vegetables and...
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The Native Seed Industry: Not for the Faint-Hearted

A healthy, stable native seed industry is entering the new U.S. fiscal year, but the debt crisis and concern over budget cuts to conservation programs have industry leaders...
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Harmonizing Regulations for Better Trade

There is a need for global harmonization of seed health and seed trade regulations. Seed companies in today’s global environment need to be aware of many different types...
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Maneuvering Through the Regulatory Maze

The U.S. regulatory system remains the gold standard, but the recent drive to introduce new, genetically enhanced crops to feed a growing population is putting unrelenting pressure on...
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Where on the Web

Hear from some of the bright lights in the seed industry. New Giant Views of the Industry video clips on topics ranging from consolidation to the forage industry...