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First hybrid barley variety

Syngenta introduces the world's first hybrid barley variety in the United Kingdom. The variety is named Colossus and is conventionally bred. View Source

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EPA published framework for Cumulative Risk Assessment

FQPA of 1996, directed EPA to move beyond single chemical assessments and to conduct cumulative assessments of chemical exposures occurring simultaneously. As of 2020, EPA has assessment and updated cumulative risk assessments for five groups of pesticides share a common…

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USDA National Organic Program

The National Organic Program is the federal regulatory framework in the United States of America governing organic food. It is also the name of the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service program responsible for administering and enforcing the…

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QuEChERS method

The QuEChERS-method  (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe )  was developed to streamline extraction and detection processes for multi-residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs in complex matrices.  Work was performed by numerous collaborators but  M. Anastassiades developed the basis…

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Drosophila melanogaster genome sequence

The Drosophila melanogaster genome sequencing project was essentially completed in March of 2000. Sequencing was begun using mapped large-insert clones, but completed using a whole genome shotgun (WGS) approach; it represents the first demonstration of the WGS approach to sequencing…

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First plant genome sequenced

After four years of collaboration, an international team of researchers has completed the first genome sequence of a plant, Arabidopsis thaliana. View Source

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