Friday, November 27, 2009

R&D Investment Scoreboard

The 2008 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard presents information on 2000 companies from around the world reporting major investments in R&D.

European (8.8%) companies outpace American (8.6%) counterparts in R&D investment growth for the first time. The world's biggest investor in R&D in 2008 is Microsoft, with €5.6 billion. the first EU company is Nokia, in 5th place, with an R&D investment of €5.3 billion.

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The pharmaceuticals & biotechnology sector reinforced its top position, accounting for more than 19 % of the R&D investments made by all Scoreboard companies together.

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Watch the best on page 2 of GM Crops: Click the numbered countries on the map and after on all question mark (?) to know about tolerance and resistance of GM crops.

This interactive feature, an accompaniment to Science special issue on plant genomes, explores how advances in plant genome research are contributing to our understanding of plant biology and evolution and translating into tangible benefits for society such as improved crop varieties.

What are some of the arguments against gene patenting?

WHAT ARE WE EATING? Consumers hungry-for more information about Genetically modified (GM) food.


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