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First ever plantain resistant to banana streak virus

First ever plantain resistant to banana streak virus

| April 7, 2019

Using the gene editing tool CRISPR, a team of scientists at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has announced that they have developed banana and plantain varieties that are resistant to banana streak virus (BSV). BSV is hampering the crop’s production in Africa and threatening the food and income of millions of farmers. BSV […]

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Sustainable bananas in greenhouses: first ‘Dutch bananas’ harvested

Sustainable bananas in greenhouses: first ‘Dutch bananas’ harvested

| January 30, 2019

Researchers from Wageningen University & Research harvested the first ever Dutch bananas in December 2018. Boerenhart, a supplier of fresh and local products offered the bananas as ‘regional produce’ to restaurants and hospitals in the area around Wageningen. The cultivation took place on two types of synthetic soil substrate: coco peat and rock wool. These […]

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International news in brief – May/June 2017 issue

International news in brief – May/June 2017 issue

| June 26, 2017

Israel: New sleeping bag reduces dramatically the risk of mosquito bites A new textile sleeping bag sleeve has been launched with the aim to produce an item which can be used in areas where many insects that are vectors of disease are widespread. The new 240cm x 80cm sleeping bag features the use of a […]

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