Farm to Fork — It is time to Listen to What the Data Says

Food chain actors all agree with the main principles set out in the Farm to Fork strategy and are fully aware that constant and substantial improvement must be made to ensure a more sustainable approach for our food systems. Nevertheless, several recently published studies on the Farm to Fork strategy indicate that the current...

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Why the Seed Industry Must Think of Itself as a Food Producer

Rebranding our business has been a lesson in why success lies in not just processing, but everything that comes after it. It’s never an easy...

The Best Way to Sustainably Control Downy Mildew in Sunflower

Downy Mildew (DM) is a serious pathogen on sunflower, because when the pathogen infects the plant, there is no curative solution. So as soon...

Holy Grail or Mission Impossible? The Continuing Range of Exciting Developments in Hybrid Wheat

Question: What is the most widely grown crop in the world? Wheat! Many different varieties of this crop are grown on a whopping 215...

Thinking About Going Bulk? Start Here

USC developed and perfected the bulk site process. The streamlined approach provides experience and equipment from start to finish. A growing seed treating operation is...

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Potential Crop Yields can be Dozens of Percentage Points Higher or Lower Than Estimated

Food security policies implemented by governments, businesses and organisations such as the UN rely partly on global models that assess current and potential crop...

Holy Grail or Mission Impossible? The Continuing Range of Exciting Developments in Hybrid Wheat

Question: What is the most widely grown crop in the world? Wheat! Many different varieties of this crop are grown on a whopping 215...

Feedback Request on EU Policy Roadmap: “Legislation for Plants Produced by Certain New Genomic Techniques”

The European Commission is currently consulting stakeholders on its inception impact assessment and policy roadmap for a future legislation for plants produced by certain...

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Green Deal Probably Leads to Lower Agricultural Yields

By 2030, the European Commission wants to halve the use of pesticides in agriculture. The use of fertilizer should be reduced according to Europe’s...

Farm to Fork — It is time to Listen to What the Data Says

Food chain actors all agree with the main principles set out in the Farm to Fork strategy and are fully aware that constant and...

A Closer Look into the World of Biostimulants

The European Farm to Fork Strategy is calling for a reduction by 50 per cent of the use and risk of chemical pesticides, a...

Business

BASF Venture Capital and Amathaon Capital Acquire Minority Stake in Bioinformatics Company Computomics

BASF Venture Capital GmbH, the corporate venture company of BASF Group, and Amathaon Capital, a venture capital company specializing in AgTech, are investing in...

PUM and Rijk Zwaan Committed to Transitioning International Food Chains

Volunteer organisation PUM Netherlands senior experts and vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan are cooperating to support agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing...

Bayer to Launch Organic Vegetable Seeds Portfolio

Bayer announced that it will expand its vegetable seeds offerings under the new Vegetables by Bayer umbrella to include organically produced seed. The launch will focus...

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