Biotech Updates

New Postgrad Degree in Sustainable Agric and Food Security

March 4, 2011

The University of East Anglia (UEA) in the United Kingdom will launch this September the MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security. The one-year course will be offered by the Center for Contemporary Agriculture, a collaboration between UEA, Easton College, the John Innes Center, the Institute of Food Research, the Sainsbury Laboratory, the National Institute for Agricultural Botany and the Arable Group. Focus will be on latest developments in irrigation, machinery, and plant breeding, including genetic modification.

"A world food crisis is almost upon us," said course leader Prof. John Turner of UEA's School of Biological Sciences. "Graduates of this exciting new course will be instrumental in applying the latest scientific methods to tackle this global challenge. They will be part of the solution."

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