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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 3.18.2014

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Genetic Research on Soybeans Provides Tool for Better Crop Yield

New tool finds soybean genes that will make plants better able to resist pests and diseases

Genotyping of the more than 19,000 soybean accessions in the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection will enable soybean breeders to develop and select seeds for better disease and insect resistance and other traits that are needed for specific field and climate conditions, according to a USDA researcher.

Trade Disruptions Involving Low Levels of GM Crops Increase

Survey shows 26 countries turned away imports after finding traces of GMOs

The increased production of genetically modified crops around the globe has led to a higher number of incidents of low levels of GMOs being detected in traded food and feed, according to a FAO survey. As a result, there have been trade disruptions between countries with shipments being blocked by importing countries and destroyed (burned) or returned to the country of origin.

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