Exceptional inventors from Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK receive the 2016 European Inventor Award and Italian scientists are among the finalists for viable alternatives to wheat dough. During a recent ceremony in Lisbon on 9 Ju… Read More

Five schools have come together to form the European Plant Breeding College to train new breeding project leaders. The seed sector in Europe is facing major challenges in the coming years, in particular the impact of climate change and environmental… Read More

Plant breeding and the seed industry offer great opportunities for young people. When I started studying plant breeding a little over 30 years ago, each year there were around 50 to 60 young people doing the same thing. All were attracted to plant br… Read More

The battle for the human capital. When asked, CEOs reveal that human capital remains their top challenge, but they rank human resources as only the eighth or ninth most important function in their companies, according to a recent Harvard Business Rev… Read More