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Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Might Not Be So “Safe”

Today, there’s no such thing as “contamination” of an organic crop by GMOs. However, that could soon change as the proposed Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (HR 4432),...
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Since 1915

1943 Those New Sweet Corn Varieties By William L. Brown, Geneticist, Rogers Bros. Seed Company It has been predicted that the 1943 production of sweet corn will be...
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Industry News – September 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...
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World Status

STATUS Australia The University of Queensland and Meat & Livestock Australia have developed a new psyllid-resistant Leucaena variety and are seeking interest from potential licensees. Leucaena is a tree...
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Regulatory Roundup

National EPA Closes Comment Period on Enlist Duo The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) closed the comment period on its proposed decision to register Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo herbicide...
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Cross Pollination

Ag Company Ranks In Top 10 BrandsCoreBrand, a brand consulting firm with offices in New York, New York, and Santa Monica, California, released its list of the world’s 10...
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Spotlight on ASTA

The American Seed Trade Association covered a lot of ground during its 131st Annual Convention. Here are some of the highlights from Seed World’s coverage. Designated as a...
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Rice Makes the World Go Around

Breeding advancements improve the market value, efficiency and health benefits of the staple grain Half of the world’s population or more than 3.5 billion people depend on rice,...
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Breaking Down Biologicals

Biologicals 101 There’s a great deal of hype within this sector of the market, and with that comes an abundance of terms and new language. This article walks...
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More Than Meets the Eye

A look at how one company went from growing ornamental flowers to supplying the nutraceutical market with carotenoids. Marigolds are pretty to look at and can easily capture...
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Breeding in Africa Proves an Uphill Battle

Abundant Resources Are Not an Entitlement Will sub-Saharan Africa be the next Brazil when it comes to soybean production? Governments and non-governmental organizations at the forefront of capacity-building...
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What Farmers Want

Are you delivering? There’s a lot of pressure to meet the expectations of farmers and capture market share in today’s competitive environment. Seed World sits down with select farmers...
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Protecting Pollinators

Diseases Wreak Havoc on Hives This article is part of Seed World’s ongoing Protecting Pollinators series, brought to you by Bayer CropScience. Here, you’ll discover the answers to...
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Inside the World Seed Congress

Beijing played home to the global seed industry as delegates worked to eliminate trade barriers and promote the international movement of seed. Delegates of the International Seed Federation’s...
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Stine Seeds Continues to Innovate

Twenty years after being awarded the first-ever U.S. soybean patents, America’s largest privately-owned seed company continues to innovate. Farmers in the United States planted a record 84.8 million...
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Through the Eyes of Two World Food Prize Laureates

Two World Food Prize laureates emphasize areas of need in meeting the grand challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050. This is the challenge, says Phil Nelson,...
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A World Without Neonics

Industry and growers in the European Union feel the negative impact caused by the ban on neonicotinoid insecticides. In February 2013, the European Food Safety Agency identified a...
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It’s a Learning Obsession

Seed World sits down with the 2014 Future Giant of the Seed Industry award winner and explores the realities that keep Chris Boomsma motivated. Far from his urban roots, on the...
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GEM Adds Diversity to Corn

Scientists use cutting-edge technology to diversify corn germplasm for breeding programs around the world. It might be one of the seed...