Innovation in agriculture Archives

  • Bill Gates sets eye on ‘next green revolution’

    News | Agrifood 19-10-2009

    As preparations for the world summit on food security next month speed up, Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of software giant Microsoft, is urging governments, donors, researchers, farmer groups and environmentalists to overcome "ideological" divisions about technological solutions to increase agricultural productivity in Africa.

  • Commission encourages development of ‘innovative’ foods

    News | Health 15-01-2008

    The Commission has proposed speeding up market authorisation for foods ranging from cloned meat to exotic products from third countries. But the proposed centralised authorisation system is raising questions at a time when the safety of GMOs is back under the spotlight.