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- Reuters: AlertNet
"Poverty is associated with very poor diets, and with climate change, you will have increased levels of poverty, which strengthens the need for biofortification," says Kent of the Gates Foundation.
- Agri Marketing
"I strongly believe that our nation, our scientists, our policy makers and - most of all - our farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers have proven they are up to the challenge.”
- River Front Times
There's even a possibility algae will provide fuel for cars, too. "We now know that these fuels meet all the standards for gasoline, jet fuel and diesel," said Richard Sayre, a biofuel researcher at the Danforth Plant Science Center. Sayre also serves as chief technology officer of Phycal, an algae-fuel focused biotech company.
Another one of our speakers was Dr. William Danforth, Chairman, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. He says that it’s great to have a company like Novus that “serves the world.” He calls their growth an “expansion into something very important and that is providing enough food for people to eat.” He says we’ve got great challenges and Novus is going to help solve them.
- Algae News
The program has been designed to provide a new level of direct interaction between preeminent scientific leaders in this rapidly developing scientific field, the strategic partners and delegates.
- Roots & Shoots
The Junior Board serves as the backbone of this major community initiative. Along with the Center staff, they help to recruit and train the packaging volunteers who will create meal packages which will immediately help fight starvation and disease.
- The Vancouver Sun
“At some point, these disasters will be unmanageable at the societal level,” said Brown, who recently wrote a book on the topic, “World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse.”
- St. Louis Business Journal
“There are no silver-bullet answers, but we do have silver buckshot,” Kania told a gathering of nonprofit executives and funders at the Nonprofit Services Center’s 2011 Leadership Convening event today at the Danforth Plant Science Center.
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