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Play it Hard – A Tribute to Dr. Norman Borlaug


The International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) and Biology Fortified have produced a special video tribute to the late Dr. Norman Borlaug, a legendary CIMMYT scientist who developed high-yielding, semi-dwarf wheat that started the Green Revolution which is

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Harmonious Coexistance


Here’s a catchy tune – about coexistence! Back when genetically engineered canola was new in Canada, there was a conversation between two farmers – one who grew organic canola, and the other, GE. That conversation turned into this song: As

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How to Breed Fruit Trees

Have you ever wondered what goes into breeding your favorite fruit varieties? Breeding apples, plums, oranges and pears is made understandable with this video that explains the basic biology, origins, and techniques involved in breeding fruit trees. This is the

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Mark Lynas’s Oxford Farming Conference Speech


Years ago, environmental activist and author Mark Lynas campaigned against genetically engineered crops, sometimes ripping them up with his own hands. But in a speech given at the 2013 Oxford Farming Conference on January 3rd, he apologized for these actions,

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Plant Genetics – Gangnam Style

A big hat tip to Pam Ronald for finding this. The Weigel Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, which studies the molecular biology of plants and animals, has put together what might be one of the best

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