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JANUARY201223greatadvantagebothintermsofoperationalactivitieson-farmandforprotectionofincome.x1dThereceptiontoPBAGunyidihasbeenexcellentaccordingtoBuirchellx1cwithmanycallsfromproducerstoseedcompanies.x1dThevarietywillbeavailableforthe2012growingseasonandx1rstreleasedinWesternAustraliaaswellasNewSouthWalesVictoriaandSouthAustralia.PlansarealsoinplacetotestPBAGunyidiinSouthAfricaandpossiblyChile.STATUSISRAELANEWtechnologyfortheswiftinsertionofspecix1cgeneticmaterialsintoseedscalledTraitUPhasbeendevelopedbyIlanSelaandHaimRabinowitchoftheRobertH.SmithFacultyofAgricultureFoodandEnvironmentoftheHebrewUniversityinJerusalem.Theuniversityx19stechnologytransfercompanyYissumResearchDevelopmentCompanyLtd.hassignedanagreementwithMorx0oraIsraelLtd.forthedevelopmentofthetechnology.AccordingtoRabinowitchTraitUPcomplementsplantbreedingfacilitatestheimprovementandintroductionofnewtraitsintoexistingvarietiesanddoesnotaltertheDNAofplantsbutallowstheexpressionofparticulartraitsthroughouttheentireplantwhengeneticmaterialisintroducedtotheseed.Yissumstatesthatx1cspecix1cvectorsserveascarrierstointroducedesiredgenesintoseedsinafastandefx1cientwayx1dandaccordingtoRabinowitchthetechnologycanbeusedinmultipleplantspecies.x1cWehaveclearindicationsthatthetechnologyisuniversalx1dhesays.x1cThespreadofthevectorincludingitsgeneticloadandtheexpressionofthegeneticallyfunctioningunitareevidentin45plantspeciesof12plantfamilies.x1dRabinowitchSelaandDotanPelegchiefexecutiveofx1cerofMorx0oraassertthatthetechnologyshouldbeseenasanx1cenhancingandenablingx1dtechnologyratherthanadirectalternativetotransgenictechnologies.x1cTraitUPismorethanjustanalternativetotransgenictechnologiesitx19satechnologywhichbringssomeentirelynewcapabilitiestotheindustryx1dsaysPeleg.x1cAsfarasregulatoryconcernstheTraitUPtechnologyisstillatthepre-regulatoryphaseyetweassumeitismostlikelytobeconsideredasnon-GMOsinceitdoesnotmodifythegenomeoftreatedplants.AssuchitmaywellbeanalternativetechnologywithauniqueregulatorystatuswhichwillenableitsusageinsomeGMOrestrictedmarkets.x1dTraitUPisexpectedtobecomeavailableintwoyearswiththex1rstproductsreleasedinthreetofouryears.STATUSUKWITHANincreasingurgencytoanswerthechallengesofglobalissuessuchasfoodsecurityandclimatechangeanewunix1edbodyhasbeensetupbytheSocietyofBiology.TheUKPlantSciencesFederationincorporatesavastrangeofplantscienceresearcherseducatorsandindustries.Thegroupwillbringaninclusiveandcomprehensivedialogueacrosstheplantandcropsciencecommunity.UKPSFwillplayaroleinmeetingtheneedsofanincreasingglobalpopulation.Inaworldwithacurrentpopulationofsevenbillionpeopleunderpinningresearchintoplantscienceandcropproductionanditsdeliverythroughavibrantcommercialsectorismoreimportantthanever.UKPSFiscommittedtotheintegrationofresearchanddevelopmenttomeetthesechallengesinanenvironmentallysustainablemanner.UKPSFcanonlymeetitspotentialthroughstrongerengagementwithinandbeyondtheplantsciencecommunity.Forthex1rsttimethebreadthoftheUKPlantSciencesectorisbeingbroughttogetherx14basicresearchappliedresearchoutreachindustryandeducationinauniquenewstructure.x1cPlantsarerightlyreturningtocentrestageoffoodpolicyformanyreasonshealthenvironmentclimatelanduseandbiodiversityx1dsaidTimLangprofessoroffoodpolicyatCityUniversityLondoninarecentpressrelease.Germination.caVisitusonlineandcheckoutbreakingnewsfeedsfreeretailerandgrowertoolscomprehensivevideointerviewsandregulatoryinformationasitax0ectsyourbusiness.