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Voracious Worm Evolves To Eat Biotech Corn Engineered To Kill It

April 6, 2014 One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification. After years of predicting it would happen — and after years of having their suggestions largely ignored by companies, farmers and regulators — scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms that are resistant to Bt corn. Until Bt corn was genetically altered to be poisonous to the…

New breed of GM corn moves forward in EU

7 Nov 2013 Europe inched closer to the cultivation of a new breed of genetically modified corn. The move comes after more than a decade of debate and considerable opposition from environmentalists. The European Commission presented EU member states with a proposal for the cultivation of a new breed of genetically modified (GM) corn on Wednesday. Unless a majority of EU governments reject the proposal, approval for the planting of maize 1507 will be granted within the year. The corn…

Corn harvesting and cultivation Guidelines: مکئ کی کاشت

22 August, 2013 All About Corn, Major Crop in Pakistan Corn harvesting and cultivation Guidelines From Agriculture department of Punjab ,a complete encyclopedia about corn . Corn harvesting and cultivation Guidelines: مکئ کی کاشت Corn harvesting and cultivation Guidelines: مکئ... by zaraimedia Published in ZaraiMedia.com

Aflatoxins pose new risk to European maize production

March-22-2013 The European Commission's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed has reported ten notifications on aflatoxin B1 in maize of European origin since the last maize harvest in autumn 2012. In the ten years prior to the last harvest,up to 2011, a total of nine cases of aflatoxins were reported in maize. Aflatoxins have been mainly an import problem up to now. However, global warming is increasingly affecting the mycotoxin map in Europe, producing “tropical toxins” within…

Maize production fact sheet for KPK

January 17, 2013 Allah Dad Khan Provincial Project Director CMPII . Allah Dad Khan Maize History Maize (Zea mays L. ssp. mays, pronounced /ˈmeɪz/; which is known in many English-speaking countries as corn) is a grass domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times. The Aztecs and Mayans cultivated it in numerous varieties throughout central and southern Mexico, to cook or grind in a process called nixtamalization. Later the crop spread through much of the…

Low maize sowing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during last year

January 12, 2013 Maize sowing remained low in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as the yielding target unachieved set for 2011-12, while wheat sowing improved during the period, said an official. "A target of around 3,000 metric tons set for year-2011-12 missed due to lack of farmers to sow maize seeds in their agricultural lands both in plain area and far-flung districts of the province. Owing to availability of surplus seeds during 2010-11, the more 4,000MTs seed for production wheat had been…

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