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In the glasshouse known as the ‘plastic igloo’, Dr Bob Redden, curator of the Australian Temperate Field Crops Collection in Horsham, Victoria, examines pea seedlings... Australian Grains Genebank (AGG) curator Dr Bob Redden, from the Department of Primary Industries Victoria, is currently overseeing the genebank's establishment... Tropical and native plants require different growing conditions and expertise, so the AGG aims to maintain a branch in Queensland that uses technical staff at the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in Biloela...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The ISAAA indicates that about 60 per cent of the world's population, approximately four billion people, live in the 29 countries where GM crops are planted, and a total of 16.7 million farmers grew GM crops in 2011... While 29 countries planted commercialised GM crops in 2010, an additional 31 countries have granted regulatory approvals for GM crops for import, food and feed use, or for release into the environment since 1996... GM crops are also accepted for import, food, feed use and for release into the environment in 60 countries, including major food-importing countries such as Japan...
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State and federal authorities have agreed to centralise crop genetic resource services within a national genebank system... Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh announced the AGG's creation in Horsham on 11 April, describing genetic resources as essential to agriculture's future... Dr Michael Materne (right), molecular plant breeding research leader, speaking on site at the Grains Innovation Park, Horsham, during the announcement that Victoria has been given responsibility to establish the Australian Grains Genebank...
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