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Plant Pulse
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The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about agriculture, the environment, food security, climate change, bioenergy, events and the impact of plant science.
Plant Pulse, Why Wasting Water is a Much Bigger Problem Than You Think Forbes Seeing as less than 1 percent of the world’s water is freshwater and available for us to consume, and distribution of freshwater. How Microbes and Wood Chips Could Reduce Water Pollution TIME Beneath, . These systems, which are known as tile drainage networks, channel excess water out of soil and carry, states. The California Drought’s Lessons for Food Security Slate As a result of the drought
Drought Response in Global Crops may be as Complex as Day and Night
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Pioneering study makes important advances in understanding how plants respond to water stress
respond to water stress in order to create more drought-resilient crops. “Even before a plant shows, , and is of increasing importance in the United States. The team withheld water from the plant, to water stress throughout the 48-hour period, the research team was able to identify nighttime, fully at night. Stomata are pores on a plant that allow for the exchange of carbon dioxide and water, that plants increase night water use when mildly to moderately stressed by lack of water and nutrients
IMPACT STORY: HEALING THE PLANET
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How Danforth Center scientists are building solutions from the ground up to restore soil and save the planet. 

in the field. Sustainable ag utilizes cutting-edge technology to reduce water and input use. Food security is about feeding people, but it is also about being responsible stewards of the natural resources on which all agriculture depends, such as water and topsoil. Agriculture today is the world’s largest ecosystem and the leading cause of biodiversity loss. It uses too much water, requires too, yield. Perennials also create deep root systems, which fix carbon, reduce water needs, and help restore
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Visit with Danforth Center Leadership
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The Danforth Center leadership team welcomed U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. to the campus.
and water use of up to 1,140 plants at a time to more quickly and accurately identify important traits, a first hand look at the Center’s efforts to develop improved food security crops as well as next
Letter from the President
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2017 Danforth Center Annual Report 
as much irrigation water from lakes, rivers and groundwater sources, because technology has given us far better ways to use and manage water. And without innovations in plant breeding since 1960, allowing, Grand Challenge is not just providing food security for a growing, changing world, but rather, doing, building soil, preserving water, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To this end, we are excited
Announcing New Research to Address Global Food Security and the Sustainability of Coastal Golf Courses
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The Danforth Center’s mission to improve the human condition through plant science directly translates to addressing the food security and sustainability challenges in our world.
Announcing New Research to Address Global Food Security and the Sustainability of Coastal Golf, by salt, according to the United Nations University’s Institute for Water, Environment and Health, that have the potential to produce turfgrass varieties that require less fresh water and fewer chemical, biofuels feedstock, because it needs less water than corn and therefore can be grown on less productive lands. Thus sorghum is a unique crop in that it addresses both food security and sustainable
The Plant Pulse September 16, 2011
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  US plant scientists seek united front -Nature News As research objectives get more ambitious and cross species boundaries, plant scientists will need to coordinate their activities. "We're getting more like the physical sciences in th ...
security and income to local and foreign farmers and the country,” said Prof Maghembe. Climate Conversations - Weather-resistant crops boost food security in Rwanda - Thomas Reuters, Alert Net, its local partner, Moucecore. Global food security and the governance of modern biotechnologies, , and healthier versions of staple crops in the developing world. The Future Of Food Security And What, in developed countries, in particular the use of inputs -- water, fertilizers, energy dependence
In from the Wild: Global Inventory Project Targets Wild Perennials for Food
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Agriculture is the world’s largest ecosystem and the leading cause of biodiversity loss. Dr. Allison Miller and her team want to change that through their work with perennial crops. 
In from the Wild: Global Inventory Project Targets Wild Perennials for Food, In from the Wild: Global Inventory Project Targets Wild Perennials for Food Food security is about feeding people, but it is also about being responsible stewards of the natural resources on which agriculture depends, including soil, water, and biodiversity. Today, agriculture is the world’s largest ecosystem, . Perennials also create deep root systems, which fix carbon, reduce water needs, and help restore soil
Young Professionals Network and Learn at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
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Join the Danforth Center Young Friends on Thursday, September 8, 2016 for a happy hour and discussion on food security.
 
) will speak about her work to improve food security around the globe and how this passion led her, food and nutrition security, environmental sustainability, sustainable sourcing, farmer livelihoods, of achieving food security for all substantial. The Danforth Center is in pursuit of sustainable, at the nexus of food, water and energy starts with scientific discovery. Center scientists focus
New Discovery Will Enhance yield and quality of Cereal and Bioenergy Crops
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A team of scientists led by Thomas Brutnell, Ph.D., have developed a new way of identifying genes that are important for photosynthesis in maize, and in rice
and water that make carbohydrates we eat and cell wall polysaccharides; the sugars that are important, bioenergy feedstocks such as miscanthus and switchgrass and that can be applied to improve food security