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Global
Sustainable, Profitable and Productive Agriculture Continues to be Boosted by the Contribution of Biotech Crops 
Experts Share Lessons on Communicating Biotechnology 
New Golden Rice Partners Join Forces Against Vitamin A Deficiency 

Africa
Biosciences Key to Africa Feeding Itself, said Calestous Juma 

Americas
BC Plus Receives Grant to Fight Malnutrition in the Developing World 
USDA Agro-research Czar Advocates Agricultural Technologies 
Application for Non-regulated Status of GM Roses at US Federal Register 
New Pest Monitoring Website by ISU Simplifies Management of Crop Pests 
USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production 
Drought –Exposed Leaves Adversely Affect Soil Nutrients, Study Shows 
Combating Global Fungi Disease that Threatens Food Supply and Forests 
Special Edition of M&M'S® with Sub1 gene 

Asia and the Pacific
BRRI Releases Two New Stress-Tolerant Rice Varieties 
Genetically Modified Products Regulated in Vietnam 
Hanoi Hosts Science Meeting with Asian Theme 
Vietnam, Cuba Enhance Science, Agriculture Cooperation 

Europe
Irish Farmers' Association President Acknowledge Benefits of GM Technology 
Spanish Farmers Demand More Available GM Crops 

Research
Field Testing and Use of GM Cassava with Low Amylose Starch in Indonesia 
Scientists Conduct Woodlouse Feeding Experiment with Biotech Wheat 
Effect of Herbicide-tolerant Corn on the Abundance of Field Bugs in Spain 

Announcements
Biotech Crops Cartoon 'Mandy & Fanny' Goes Online 

Document Reminders
Why Genetically Modified Crops? 
USDA-FAS GAIN Report on Biotechnology in the People's Republic of China 
Minireview: Biotechnological Approaches for Sesame and Niger 
Book Addresses Changing Climate's Influence on Weeds 

Book Addresses Changing Climate's Influence on Weeds

Jeff Dukes of Purdue University and Lewis H. Ziska of USDA co-authored the book Weed Biology and Climate Change. The book provides an overview of climate change and weed biology, and expound on climate's effect on weed growth and reproduction, weed management, invasive species, ecosystem functioning, and food security. There is also a chapter on how to modify existing farm practices to address the changing climate. The book consolidates literature from across the fields of weed biology and climate change and could be used as a textbook or reference for researchers.

See the news release and how to avail the book at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2011/110411DukesBook.html.


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