The First Organic GMO

Organic activists would like you to believe their brand preexists in nature the way fresh air and clean water do. It does not. Organic food only exists because we have come...

Plant Breeders Share All

Two plant breeders talk about the now and take a look into the future. MEET THE PLANT BREEDERS: Jennifer Yates As the Latin America plant health and native traits lead for Monsanto’s...

100 Years of Ingenuity

2015 marks Seed World’s centennial milestone. That’s 100 years of covering the business news, regulatory news, people news, product news and issues of the seed industry. What a remarkable...

Buffett: Conservation and Productivity Must Go Hand-in-Hand

Improving productivity while conserving resources is key to feeding a hungry world. As the world’s population balloons its way to 9.5 billion by 2050, the challenge of feeding these hungry...

More Money Needed for Sequencing Wheat Genome

More financing needed so the full genome of bread wheat can be sequenced. Sequencing the wheat genome has long been considered an insurmountable challenge. World demographics, however, have left society...

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...
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A Bountiful Harvest of Trained Plant Breeders

Joint initiatives between industry and academia have revitalized plant breeder training and preparatory programs, and initial efforts are beginning to pay off. Greater numbers of talented young men and...
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Corn Conundrum

Corn owes much of its success to plant breeding advances that have increased yields and produced more and better stress-tolerant varieties. But with corn prices lower than they’ve been...
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Plowing Ahead

Dow AgroSciences President and CEO Tim Hassinger shares his perspective on risk. Named president and chief executive officer of Dow AgroSciences May 1, 2014, Tim Hassinger has been plowing ahead....
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Registration Review

Registration Review Is there one ideal variety registration model that every country should adopt? Variety registration is not a one-size-fits-all scenario but there are certain characteristics that every variety registration...
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Reflections from Craig Newman

ASTA’s Craig Newman reflects on his year as chairman. For AgReliant Genetics’ Craig Newman, 2013/14 has been years in the making as he has worked his way up through the...
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Snapshots in Time

A look back at the trends, key events and interesting quotes that were covered in Seed World in 2013 and will define the seed industry in years to come. Product...
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Having ‘The Talk’

Having ‘The Talk’ Proponents aim to transform monologues on the role of plant breeding in modern agriculture into healthy, accurate dialogues. Being left out of a conversation, especially when the subject...
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2013 World Food Prize

2013 World Food Prize Biotech pioneers recognized for landmark efforts to drive “Gene Revolution.” In 1970, Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his lifetime of work dedicated to...
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Importance of Seed Associations Cannot be Overstated

Why do we need so many seed associations? We have local, regional, national and international associations, all requiring resources: time, money, ideas, skills and tons of initiative. But why? I...
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What’s in a Word

For every industry, corporation, organization or individual considering the concept, there are as many interpretations of what it means to be sustainable—and therein lies the challenge. In terms of ag...
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ISF’s Greek Triumph

The ISF World Seed Congress in Greece was a rousing success. Seed World publisher Shawn Brook tells you why. Athens, Greece—home to the Acropolis, birthplace of the marathon and our...