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Green Biotechnology

Green biotechnology deals with the use of environmentally-friendly solutions as an alternative to traditional agriculture, horticulture, and animal breeding processes. An example is the designing of transgenic plants that are modified for improved flavor, for increased resistance to pests and diseases, or for enhanced growth in adverse weather conditions.

Green Biotechnology Articles

"Plants For The Future": A European Vision For Plant Biotechnology Towards 2025
Today, the "Plants for the Future" European Technology Platform on plant genomics and biotechnology, launches a new era for plant biotechnology in Europe.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: 4.00

Gene Revolution Reaches The Poorest Farmers In India
A disease similar to that which caused the Irish potato famine, India's poorest farmers have been offered a lifeline in the form of a new disease-resistant hybrid.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Biologists develop large gene dataset for rice plant
Leads to increased understanding of essential food crop

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Researchers Look Into Growing Biofuel Crops On Abandoned Industrial Sites
Growing crops for biofuels summons images of fuel alternatives springing from the rural heartland.

Date: 6 Feb 2007, Rating: 9.00

Decaffeinated Coffee Plants? New Methods Permit Functional Gene Studies In Plants
Decaffeinated coffee plants, pest-resistant cotton, and Vitamin A-producing rice varieties have all been developed by introducing genes into plants.

Date: 13 Dec 2006, Rating: not rated

How a New Database for Women Scientists Can Promote Agricultural Biotechnology
The article is about a new database of women scientists working in the field of agriculture.

Date: 10 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

A Long Rough Ride for Bt Brinjal in India
The article highlights the challenges facing genetically modified brinjal in India

Date: 10 Oct 2006, Rating: 5.00

New flood-tolerant rice offers relief for world's poorest farmers
A gene that enables rice to survive complete submergence has been identified by a team of researchers at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines and at the University of California's Davis and Riverside campuses.

Date: 21 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Bt cotton in China fails to reap profit after seven years
Although Chinese cotton growers were among the first farmers worldwide to plant genetically modified (GM) cotton to resist bollworms, the substantial profits they have reaped for several years by saving on pesticides have now been eroded.

Date: 26 Jul 2006, Rating: 7.80