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Farming in the Netherlands: Polder and wiser The Economist
The value of the country’s agricultural exports is second only to America, a country 200 times the size of the Netherlands. Now the Dutch are seeking to sell not only their food but their expertise to foreign farmers concerned about limited resources and quality control.
Undergrad research grant fosters young scientist’s passion UMSL Daily
When Kaylyn Bauer was a freshman in high school, her biology teacher said she saw a potential scientist in her. The teacher’s instincts proved true. Today, Bauer is a junior biochemistry and biotechnology major at UMSL and her growing passion for science was fostered this summer with an internship at the Danforth Center.
Data farming: Researchers using drones, data to beat drought St. Louis Business Journal
Researchers in the state are unleashing the latest technology — everything from big data to drones — to study plants and improve yields for Missouri’s multi-billion-dollar agricultural industry amid an uncertain climate.
Expert Says We Can Reduce Fossil Fuel Use 80% With Existing Technology Forbes
Amory Lovins, a “recovering physicist” who founded and now leads the Rocky Mountain Institute, is the author of Reinventing Fire and a Forbes contributor who says that existing technology allows us to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent.
Danforth Center Adds New Hire to Advance Technology Transfer Roots & Shoots
The Danforth Center is pleased to announce Erica Fishel, Ph.D.; as director of technology transfer. Fishel will focus on expanding the Center’s intellectual property and technology transfer programs, as well as monitoring the Center’s research to identify and protect intellectual property that can be used to bring products to the market place.
U.N. Draft Report Lists Unchecked Emissions’ Risks The New York Times
Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United Nations report.
Ag Tech Important Element in Ensuring Food Availability Farm Futures
Results of a new survey show a majority of U.S. consumers and farmers believe that farmers are responsible for feeding the world, and new technology are critical to their success.
Africa needs to make agriculture create wealth not just food Reuters
Experts say that this needs action from governments and others to invest in research to produce higher-yielding crop varieties, improve marketing and add more value to produce instead of exporting raw commodities from which others profit.
From Apathy to Apogee Mizzou Mag
Hardly anyone believed George Rédei’s research mattered — until it changed everything. At his death in 2008, with more than 16,000 laboratories using Arabidopsis for research, George Rédei, professor emeritus of genetics, is heralded as a pioneer of the field.
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