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2014-03-24 08:31:39

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Norman Borlaug is widely credited with saving 1 billion lives. Yet most people - even those alive because of him - have never heard of him. Known as the father of the "Green Revolution," Borlaug pioneered disease-resistant, high-yield strains of wheat that dramatically increased food production in Mexico, India, Pakistan and other developing nations that were facing mass starvation until he...

2014-02-26 12:27:01

Global Thought Leaders Converge in San Antonio to Discuss Issues Related to Global Food Security SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The role of science in agriculture, water security issues, consumer interest in food production practices, pollinator health and the emergence of farmer as CEO are just a few of the topics featured at the 9(th) Annual Ag Issues Forum, sponsored by Bayer Crop Science. The challenge facing agriculture is a formidable one: meet the food, fiber...

2013-11-27 12:24:43

New youth trustees add fresh perspective CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National 4-H Council is pleased to announce the addition of several leading industry executives in education, agribusiness, food security and healthy living, and two 4-H alumni to the organization's Board of Trustees. During its most recent meeting on Thursday, November 14 when new members were confirmed, National 4-H Council's Board of Trustees appointed its first chairwoman. (Photo:...

2013-11-08 23:02:25

David Hollinrake, Vice President, Describes Need for a New Revolution in Agriculture RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Speaking to an audience of food security advocates, farmers, CEOs, governmental agency leaders, academics and students from universities throughout the United States, David Hollinrake, Vice President for Agricultural Commercial Operations Marketing at Bayer CropScience, discussed Bayer’s vision of a new agricultural revolution at the inaugural...

2013-10-18 16:20:54

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given the continuing debate about biotechnology, the Council of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) refined its position on the topic this week, as three pioneers of agricultural biotechnology received the World Food Prize. APS, the world's largest organization of plant health scientists, represents nearly 5,000 members in 90 different countries. Citing enormous potential benefits for management of plant diseases...

2013-06-19 16:22:21

ST. LOUIS, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2013 World Food Prize Announcement Ceremony held today at the U.S. State Department, Monsanto's Chief Technology Officer, Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D., was named a 2013 World Food Prize Laureate. Fraley's recognition is for the research he and his teams pioneered in plant biotechnology and its application to advanced breeding and crop improvement techniques in agriculture. Fraley will share the prestigious prize with Marc Van Montagu, Ph.D., and...

2013-06-18 16:21:33

Investment Secures Three More Years of Funding for Young Scientists to Support Research in Rice and Wheat Breeding ATLANTA, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During his keynote address from the stage of an international conference discussing the talent and innovation needs for agriculture in 2050, Monsanto Company Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant announced a $3 million additional commitment grant to Monsanto's Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program (MBBISP). In front of approximately...

2013-04-16 12:28:20

OTTAWA, April 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Daniel Hillel, the 2012 World Food Prize recipient who pioneered methods of bringing water to crops in arid and dryland regions, will be at Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) April 17(th) to discuss what can be done to improve the efficient use of land, water, energy, and renewable resources to ensure the integrity and sustainability of the environment. When: Wednesday, April 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Where: IDRC, 150 Kent...

2012-12-03 12:22:17

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas AgriLife Research, an agency of the Texas A&M University System, and Monsanto Company announce the call for applications for students interested in pursuing research in wheat or rice plant breeding. Applications for Monsanto's Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program (MBBISP) are being accepted now through February 1, 2013. Funds are available for scholars pursuing a doctorate in wheat or rice plant breeding. Students interested in...

2012-11-19 04:21:53

Fellowship Recipients Include First-Ever from Vietnam ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has announced the selection of seven cocoa research scientists from five countries for fellowships through the WCF/U.S. Department of Agriculture's Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program Global Cocoa Initiative. The scientists, representing research institutions in Costa Rica, Cote...