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Crop Biotech Update

Asian Food Security Conference in Singapore

July 29, 2011

The International Conference in Asian Food Security (ICAFS) 'Feeding Asia in the 21st Century: Building Urban-Rural Alliances' will be held on August 10-12, 2011 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore. It is organized by the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture. The basic dimensions of food security: availability, physical access, economic access, and utilization will be discussed.

A satellite workshop on "Challenges to the Acceptance and Adoption of Crop Biotechnology" will be held on August 12. It will be organized by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). Experts will give an update on biotechnology and its role in food security, adoption status in Asia, biotech issues and concerns, and biotech communication.

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