Food Pattern Shifts

Seed World sits down with three authors of the latest OECD-FAO ag outlook report to get their take on the trends and what it means for the seed industry. For...

The Economist Intelligence Unit Releases 2018 Global Food Security Index Findings

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Corteva Agriscience, released the 2018 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) findings. The report provides a common framework for understanding the root causes of...

Unless Corrected, The Erosion of Science Will Mean More Empty Plates

As agriculture and farming have relied more heavily on scientific breakthroughs to make improvements to animal care, land and water management and the environment, society has become increasingly illiterate...

The Next Revolution

Those in agriculture might be in the middle of the next revolution and not even know it thanks to advancements in science, such as testing methods and DNA sequencing. WITH...

The Secret of Successful Collaborations

Working together toward a common goal allows companies and organizations to share technical expertise and resources, and ultimately, reach that goal faster. But these partnerships and alliances aren’t without...

Bayer Forum Aims to Encourage Dialogue on Big Issues

Communication continues to be a focus point, not only for the seed industry but also for all of agriculture. Everyone is asking: “How do we bridge the gap from...

Seeds, Plants and the Brain

Each day, we discover more about the therapeutic value of plants. Here’s a look at some of the ways they’re being used to help us heal. Chicago’s Julie and Michael...

Obstacles to Food Security

Industry experts discuss the hurdles that must be overcome and possible solutions that could work to end world hunger. From the field to the laboratory, new technology plays a major...

2016 World Food Prize Honors Pioneers of Crop Biofortification

Yesterday during a ceremony at the U.S. State Department, Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, Jan Low and Howarth Bouis were named the 2016 World Food Prize Laureates. Thanks to the combined...

The Plate

Why National Geographic’s food blog has struck a chord with readers. For decades, National Geographic has been enlightening magazine readers and television viewers with all manner of stories about geography,...

Healthy Soils Lead to Healthy Plants and More Food

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations deemed 2015 as the International Year of Soils, and the U.S. seed industry and commodity groups are investing a great...

Pope Helps to Pave the Way for GMOs

Despite acknowledging their potential, proponents say the Catholic Church can do more to speed acceptance of GM products. Retired University of Oklahoma agricultural law professor Drew Kershen is a staunch...

Biofortification Leads to Healthier Plants

Biofortification of crops is often done for people in the developing world, but the concept is now finding its niche in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease...

Plant Breeders Without Borders makes new inroads

One plant breeder is committed to making a difference in feeding an ever-growing global population. Plant Breeders Without Borders is the concept of Anthony Leddin, an Australian plant breeder who...
Future development of plant species relies on access to foreign material.

A Push to Ratify

The U.S. seed industry diligently works to educate congress about the importance of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture with the hopes of ratification. No...
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Eye On China

Today, China feeds an estimated 22 percent of the world’s population from 9 percent of the world’s cultivated land. As the second largest economy in the world, the People’s Republic...
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Training the Force

  Training the Force To solve the world’s biggest challenges, the seed industry relies on a highly skilled workforce, and the University of California, Davis, works to prepare those individuals. Childhood stunting...
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Tips to Talk About Work

How to Have the GMO Talk — the Right Way Sometimes, talking to friends and family can be a challenge for employees in the seed industry. Here are some tips...
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Industry News – January 2014

Industry News is geared to seed professionals and delivers the people, industry, business and product news you need to know. Submissions are welcome. Email us at·news@issuesink.com. People News Syngenta has announced...
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Cross Pollination

Cereal Stocks Recover Food commodity markets are becoming more balanced and less price-volatile than in recent years thanks to improved supplies and a recovery in global inventories of cereals, according...