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Fisheries at Risk as Bills Target Science-Based Conservation1

👤biogeny 🕔27-Oct-2017

More than 200 prominent scientists have signed a letter to Congress opposing legislation that would weaken the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the U.S. fisheries law that sets catch limits based on scientific evidence.

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United States should dramatically retool animal research rules, groups say0

👤biogeny 🕔27-Oct-2017

For years, scientists and universities have complained about the patchwork of U.S. regulations governing the welfare of animals used in research. Studies involving rabbits and larger mammals, for example, are overseen chiefly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in...

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Agricultural economics0

👤biogeny 🕔27-Oct-2017

Agricultural economics or agronomics is an applied field of economics concerned with the application of economic theory in optimizing the production and distribution of food and fibre—a discipline known as agronomics. Agronomics was a branch of economics that specifically dealt...

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Genetically Modified Crops and Agro-Economy1

👤biogeny 🕔27-Oct-2017

Genetically modified crops (GMCs, GM crops, or biotech crops) are plants used in agriculture, the DNA of which has been modified using genetic engineering methods. In most cases, the aim is to introduce a new trait to the plant which...

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Reverse Breeding and Doubled Haploids (DH)0

👤biogeny 🕔27-Oct-2017

Homozygous plants with desirable traits can be produced from heterozygous starting plants, if a haploid cell with the alleles for those traits can be produced, and then used to make a doubled haploid. The doubled haploid will be homozygous for...

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Crop alteration and biotechnology1

👤biogeny 🕔27-Oct-2017

Crop alteration has been practiced by humankind for thousands of years, since the beginning of civilization. Altering crops through breeding practices changes the genetic make-up of a plant to develop crops with more beneficial characteristics for humans, for example, larger...

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Agriculture and Civilization0

👤biogeny 🕔26-Oct-2017

Agriculture is the cultivation and breeding of animals, plants and fungi for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby...

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