On April 27, 2022, the Turkish Government published new Biosafety Decision approvals for the importof genetically engineered (GE) soybean and corn. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MinAF)approved two new soybean events and two new corn events for feed and cancelled the approvals of three corn events and one soybean …Read More »
İSTANBUL SUMMIT FOCUSED ON GREEN ECONOMY!
Panels to discuss sustainable development, autonomous systems, supply chains, digital agriculture… ISTANBUL The fifth edition of the Istanbul Economy Summit kicked off on Friday under the theme of “Green Economy.” İsmail Gülle During the day-long summit, a range of issues were discussed, including sustainable development, renewable energy, ecotourism and environment …Read More »
PAKDEMİRLİ: WE ATTACH GREAT IMPORTANCE TO INCREASING SOIL FERTILITY
Country attaches great importance to increasing soil fertility as one of strategies to increase agricultural yield, says minister… Turkey will assume a leading role in implementing the green development revolution, the country’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said on Tuesday. “In terms of developing sustainable agricultural practices and combating …Read More »
GREEN DEAL PROBABLY LEADS TO LOWER AGRICULTURAL YIELDS!
By 2030, the European Commission wants to halve the use of pesticides in agriculture. The use of fertilizer should be reduced according to Europe’s plans. The measures are intended to combat climate change and the loss of biodiversity. A probable consequence, however, is that the yields of agricultural crops will …Read More »
“LAB-GROWN MEAT WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE GULF’S FOOD SECURITY”
Saudi businessman insists lab-grown meat is crucial in ensuring the region’s food security! Gulf citizens told to get used to lab-grown meat! A royal Saudi businessman has called on people of the Gulf to get used to lab-grown meat as part of their diets irrespective of whether they like it …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »