IMWICInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
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According to the Mathematics Development Academy of the Philippines (MathDAP), the Filipino kids bagged 12 gold, 37 silver and 89 bronze medals to grab second place overall in the International Mathematics Wizard Challenge (IMWiC) held from August 9-12.
In the nineteenth century, plant genealogy and sophisticated breeding techniques began earning serious attention; nevertheless, modern wheat remained essentially the same until the mid-twentieth century, when the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (IMWIC) and other wheat research centers set out to combat world hunger.
As Davis writes, "The oversight in the flurry of breeding activity, such as that conducted at IMWIC, was that, despite dramatic changes in the genetic makeup of wheat and other crops, no animal or human safety testing was conducted on the new genetic strains that were created.