Biotechnology

HOW IS MILK PRODUCED WITHOUT A COW?

They produce cheese and yoghurt from ‘cow-free milk’! In these days everyone knows about plant-based milk alternatives such as oat and soy milk. But now, a food technology company is aiming to take alternative dairy products to another level. California-based company Perfect Day uses molds to produce dairy protein that’s …

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TURKEY TO REDUCE THE USE OF PESTICIDES AND CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS IN AGRICULTURE…

Turkey will reduce the use of pesticides (a substance or mixtures of substances used to prevent, control or reduce harmful organisms) and anti-microbials and chemical fertilizers in order to ensure sustainability in agriculture and to prevent exports from being disrupted within the scope of the EU European Green Deal. Organic …

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DENİZ ATAÇ: DESERTIFICATION AFFECTS THE LIVES OF 2 BILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

Desertification affects the lives of approximately 2 billion people worldwide, turning them into “ecological migrants,” according to the head of a nonprofit environmental group. Deniz Ataç – CEO of the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion for the Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA) – said that land …

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ALL PLANTS SEEDS OF TURKEY’S FLORA PROTECTED IN 32 GENE BANKS…

The Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Ministry has been storing the seeds of all kinds of plants grown across the country in some 32 gene banks in a bid to conserve the rich flora of Turkey from going extinct, the head of the project said on April 30. “We store every plants’ seeds in these …

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UNITED KINGDOM MAY ALLOW GENE EDITING!

In the wake of Brexit, the United Kingdom is hearing from supporters and opponents of gene editing as the government considers deregulating the technology when it produces organisms that could have been achieved through conventional breeding. Commenting on the “consultation,” as it is called, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization said the …

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TURKEY; OIL SEEDS AND PRODUCTS ANNUAL

Turkey’s total production of oilseeds covered in this report (soybean, sunflowerseed and cottonseed) in MY 2021/22 is projected to increase around 18 percent to 3.1 MMT compared to MY 2020/21. This increase assumes improved yields because of adequate rain and an increase in planted area. Turkey’s sunflowerseed oil imports and …

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE APPROVES 3 EVENTS FOR FEED USE…

Scientific Risk Assessment Committee and Socio-Economic Evaluation Committee within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry approved 2 soybean and 1 corn gene with GMO (Genetically modified organism) for 10 years provided that they are used in animal feed. The committee revoked permits for use for 3 soybean genes that expired …

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AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY REPORTS FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, MEXICO, POLAND AND UNITED KINGDOM…

Dominican Republic: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual The Dominican Republic continues to be a strong market for U.S. bulk agricultural products (corn), intermediate goods (soybean meal), and high value consumer-oriented products (processed food products), reaching a total export value of $1.4 billion in 2019. Despite a 2015 law that explicitly states the …

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JAPAN MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE; “GENETICALLY MODIFIED TOMATO” NOT TO BE CONSIDERED GMO

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries made a statement that the “genetically modified” tomato will not be considered GMO. Japan distinguishes gene editing techniques from other genetic engineering techniques. The first example in this regard was a tomato whose genes were …

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GLOBAL AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY ANNUAL REPORTS…

Indonesia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual This report updates the 2019 Agricultural Biotechnology Annual Report. The U.S. exported over $1.8 billion in genetically engineered (GE) products to Indonesia in 2019, including more than $860 million of soybeans. Despite completing biosafety assessments for various GE products, Indonesia has yet to finalize monitoring guidelines …

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