Sonja Begemann

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Seed Speaks: GMO and Organic Heavyweights Discuss the Future of Food and Sustainability

It’s shocking how three letters can stir up controversy – GMO. Biotech, the so-called GMOs, has allowed farmers to advance yields by protecting the...

New Breeding Technology Policies Still To Be Determined

With the potential to cut breeding time in half, gene editing and other new breeding technologies prove the sky is the limit – that...

Seed Speaks: Decoding Buzz Words in Agriculture

When organizations use words like sustainable to describe their purpose — does it help improve the view of technology in agriculture? Do people understand...

China’s Race for Better-Performing Seed

In a neck and neck battle, China’s seed companies are investing in technology like never before. With nearly 1.4 billion mouths to feed and an...

Seed Speaks Tackles the Attack on Science

With so many policies changing, practices evolving and activists fighting agriculture at seemingly every stop, it can be hard to keep up. If there...

Seed Speaks: A Deep Dive Into NBTs’ Regulatory Status, Future and Place in Ag

Science is outpacing regulatory agencies around the world, and they’re scrambling to identify, categorize and regulate these new processes. As researchers create new ways...

Editorial: A New Way to Absorb News

With so many policies changing, practices evolving and activists fighting agriculture at seemingly every stop, it can be hard to keep up. If there...

How to Get Ag Job Candidates to Accept an Offer

As the ag industry expands into more tech-related positions and even more precise biology requirements, the competition for talent is fierce. Hiring managers are...

Seed Quality, IP Protection and Innovation Challenge the Asian Pacific Seed Sector

By Sonja Begemann and Marcel Bruins The seed industry is no stranger to challenges – pandemic or not. The Asian Pacific Seed Association (APSA) is...

Seed is the Cornerstone of Food Security

Surrounded by darkness, each seed reaches for the light as roots anchor it deep into the ground. As the seedling emerges, with it bursts...