January 11, 2013

11/01/13: Mapping wheat genomes; Hovis turns to wheat imports; Poland and GM

  • A new research centre in Western Australia aims to crack the genetic code of wheat. The Researchers at the Australia-China Centre for wheat at Murdoch University hope they can do for wheat, what the human genome project did for DNA. Read more...
  • UK bread maker, Hovis has abandoned its commitment to use 100 percent British wheat. The company claims the poor UK harvest left the company with no choice but to import from the EU. Read more...
  • Poland has become the eight EU member state to ban the cultivation of GM crops approved by the European Food Safety Authority as safe. Two crops will be affected by the ban: Monsanto’s MON810 maize and BASF’s Amflora potato. The  decision will come into effect on January 28, 2013. Read more...

English: European Union: adapted from original...
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