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Tuesday 28th February 1989

Pyrethrum flowers (Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium), source of pyrethrins used as natural insecticide.

Wednesday 1st February 1989

Pyrethrum & Biotechnologie-Nutzpflanze:Chrysanthemen

Monday 30th January 1989

Genetic engineers are using the toxic protein of the bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis, to develop insecticidal plants and new, more effectve biocontrols for agriculture.

Schwerpunkt: Bacillus Thuringiensis

Sunday 1st January 1989

Mikrobielle Insektizide

Schwerpunkt: Bacillus Thuringiensis

(German version)

Sunday 30th October 1988

IBPGR's role related to embargoes requires close examination.

Saturday 30th July 1988

Bio-synthesis of indigo dye (primarily used for coloring denim jeans). Biological production of indigo dye has potential to eliminate chemical production in USA, Germany and Japan. May result in process which is less energy intensive and more environmentally sound.

Thursday 30th June 1988

Genetic modification of vegetable oil. 

All major vegetable oils will be affected. 

The report focuses on oil palm

Wednesday 30th December 1987

Agricultural inputs (seeds, pesticides, fertilizers) are undergoing majore corporate and technological change.

Monday 30th November 1987

The use of genetic engineering to make plants tolerant of the damaging effects of herbicides.

Thursday 30th July 1987

The International Board of Plant Genetic Resources is undertaking an evaluation of each gene bank which is previously designated as a "base" for plant germplasm storage. A partial report covering the first 17 banks was submitted to the board in February, 1987, exposing major security problems.


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