Plant Science Innovation: From Lab Bench to Dinner Plate, March 2012

The panel highlights how impactful research in the lab can meet the demands of a booming population by reaching small farmers and consumers with today’s technologies. The world’s population of 7 billion will grow over 9 billion by the year 2050, along with the growing dilemma of not enough food to go around. Plant science continues to evolve with the goal of full plates for an expanding global population by meeting challenges in agriculture, like producing plants that use far less water, or that resist emerging pests and diseases.

This program brings the viewer a series of in-depth discussions from leaders throughout the area on a variety of biotechnical and science subjects.

Plant Science Innovation: From Lab Bench to Dinner Plate, March 2012

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The Future of Food in a Wealthier, Warmer World

Farmers worldwide are entering a period of increasing uncertainty as climate change compromises food production in areas already sensitive to food insecurity.

Big Ideas – Meeting Grand Challenges

Watch as three teams of Danforth Center scientists make a pitch for a grant that would extend their current research in agriculture and the environment.

Decreasing Food Waste - From Farm to Market

A discussion about preventing crop spoilage and reducing food waste, in order to feed a world population projected to grow to 10 billion people by 2050.

39 North_Cultivating An Innovation Ecosystem, May 2017

Join us for a discussion about 39 North, the 600-acre innovation district built to help strengthen St. Louis' innovation ecosystem through Ag Tech Innovation.


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