Cuban farmers to receive bioengineered tomatoes, soybeans seeds

CUBA – Cuba is set to kick off dispersal of bioengineered tomatoes and soybeans (Giron 50 and Cuvin 22) seeds following successful field trials earlier in the year. With the help of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Cuba’s National Institute of Agricultural Science (INCA) has been implementing breeding programmes using irradiation and biotechnology to develop new varieties that can better cope with extremes in growing conditions imposed by climate change. They will now be distributed to…

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