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The Charter of the United Nations turns 75

When the Charter of the United Nations was signed on June 26, 1945, it set the stage for a post-World War II era dedicated to the resolution of international disputes by peaceful means. Fifty of the U.N.’s original 51 member countries signed the charter at the San Francisco Conference (Poland signed the charter two months ...
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Agricultural biotech makes farms more productive

Farmers around the world are using advances in agricultural science to increase crop yields, reduce the need for pesticides and feed hungry communities. In Nigeria, for example, the government recently recommended the first strain of genetically engineered cowpea for commercial use, which was developed by Nigeria’s Institute for Agricultural Research at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, ...
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