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WOMEN IN SCIENCE – International Women’s Day will be observed tomorrow, 8th March. This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring change’. The latest statistics from UNESCO indicate that women account for just 30% of researchers worldwide. S…
WOMEN IN SCIENCE – Armin Bhuiya is a young Bangladeshi geneticist and plant breeder, whose quest is for rice right out of the world. Intriguing, isn’t it? For us, Armin is super-special because she’s ‘our product’, having won the …
Wheat is the most widely cultivated cereal worldwide, providing micronutrients and up to 20 percent of dietary protein for 4.5 billion people in 94 developing countries. Changing diets and the ability of wheat to adapt to different conditions has expan…
Last week I attended the Economist’s Feeding the World 2014 event which brought together a broad spectrum of high-level luminaries from science, business, policy and politics. I was asked what the role of technology could be in solving the global food security challenge.