Biotech

CC11

The Crop Circular – Issue 11

In this issue of the Crop Circular, we cover topics such as whether Act No. 36 of 1947 is still relevant after 74 years, how plant biotech is making a difference in food loss and waste, as well as pesticide behaviour in soil, including adsorption, mobility and leachability. Click here to download a copy or here to read it […]

Fresh cob of ripe corn on green field at sunset

The Role of Biotech Crops to Address Food Security

Chantel Arendse Lead: Plant Biotechnology Feeding the world sustainably continues to be a mammoth task. The expectation is that global food production will need to rapidly accelerate to produce 70% more food (FAO) by 2050 to feed the estimated population of then 9 billion people. To meet these pressing food security needs, producers will have […]

Rows of Vineyards grow in this picturesque valley near Cape Town. This wine farm can be found south of the city in the Constantia valley situated at the foot of the Constantia mountain.

The Crop Circular – Issue 9

In this issue of the Crop Circular, we cover topics such as the role of biotech crops to address food security, the threat of unregistered plant protection products and the basics of managing fungicide resistance. Click here to download a copy or here to read it online. We would love to hear from you, so […]

homemade vegetables in the hands of men. harvest. selective focus. summer.

The Crop Circular – Issue 8

In this issue of the Crop Circular, we cover topics such as the safety of farm workers handling pesticides, how the industry is collaborating to ensure pollinator safety, and how biotechnology complements IPM programmes for sustainable agriculture. Click here to download a copy or here to read it online. We would love to hear from […]

Soybean field and soy plants in early morning. Soy agriculture

GMOs: Food for Thought

Chantel Arendse Lead: Plant Biotechnology Contrary to popular belief, farmers have been altering the genetics of organisms for 10 000 plus years while they domesticated plants and animals. The more traditional methods of crop improvement involved saving seeds from the best-looking plants for succeeding growing seasons and eventually selectively breeding the most desirable parents to produce […]

Fresh cob of ripe corn on green field at sunset

From the Biotech Desk – Crop Circular Issue 6

Chantel Arendse Lead: Plant Biotechnology June 1st marked the official transition of the plant biotechnology programme to CropLife SA with the establishment of the biotech desk. The first order of business was to engage industry members and stakeholders on the critical priority areas that would frame the strategic goals and map the workplan of the […]