Recent news and highlights from around the wheat industry.
Quote of the Week: “The indistinguishability of genetic changes made by nature, 20th century mutagenesis and 21st century gene editing highlights the absurdity of regulating genetic modification based on the process used, as the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled in July of 2018.” – Dr. Nina Federoff, Pennsylvania State University, in an opinion editorial on trait-based regulations of GM plants.
Safe Flour Handling. The North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) has created infographics on safe flour handling available here in both English and Spanish. There is also an educational video, available here, endorsed by NAMA and the Canadian National Millers Association. U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) wrote more about the video here.
2018 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium. Registration is open for the annual Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium Oct. 17 to 19, in Des Moines, Iowa. This year’s theme is “Rise to the Challenge” and will include a panel of leaders in genome engineering and agriculture that will discuss potential uses for CRISPR-CAS technology in agriculture as well as ethical implications of the technology. Click here for registration and more information.
IAOM-KSU Basic and Advanced Milling Principles. The IGP Institute will host three short courses focused on milling principles in October at its conference center in Manhattan, Kan. The Basic Milling Principles short course is scheduled Oct. 8 to 12, 2018, and two sessions of the Advanced Milling Principles short course are scheduled for Oct. 1 to 5, 2018, and Oct. 15 to 19, 2018. Register and learn more about the courses here.
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