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Sweet potato is 'genetically modified' by nature

Researchers from Ghent University and the International Potato Institute have discovered that sweet potatoesnaturally contain genes from a bacterium. Because of the presence of this 'foreign' DNA, sweet potato can be seen as a 'natural gmo'.

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Innovation platform 'Flanders Vaccine' helps to develop new vaccines

On 21 April, Flemish Minister Jo Vandeurzen launches Flanders Vaccine, an innovation platform for knowledge centres, companies and organizations active in the research and development of vaccines.

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Farmers, sector and consumers positive about use of insects in animal feed

The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products are generally favorable, so has research by Ghent bio-engineers shown.

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