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  • The new kids on the block in plant breeding

    You probably haven’t heard of them – unless you’re a plant breeding researcher, an anti-GMO activist or work in the seed industry – but they’re the new kids on the block desperately trying to fit in. They’re collectively called new (plant) breeding techniques (NBTs) which is just a technical name introduced by the European Commission.[i]…

  • New plant breeding techniques: Stuck in the lab or market potential?

    New plant breeding techniques (NBTs) – modern biotechnology methods used to improve crops – may become the next big thing for the seed industry. Seed breeders see huge market potential in them, with their ability to bring new characteristics to crops such as enhanced nutritional value and better resilience to climate extremes. But the seed…

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