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Breaking the Grass Ceiling

For the last several years, European hemp cultivation has been on a major upswing and producers and consumers have become quite excited about new...

Craving for Sugar? No Worries, You’re a Mutant!

Ever wonder why we like sugar so much? Well, it seems we can blame our sweet tooth on our primate ancestors, who, millions of...

A Beginner’s Guide on How to Avoid Prison

Late last year I received the news that the owner of a large tomato farm in Vittoria, Italy, had been sentenced to a year...

I’ll Drink to That!

In an attempt to make this editorial less dry, I thought we could talk about beer for a change. Interesting enough, we have been...

Settling Dust

The European elections are behind us and the dust is settling. Thinking about the future of the European agricultural sector, there’s a lot at...

Brexit – Time for a EU-turn?

How I wish that ‘Brexit’ was a morning cereal that you would take when you’re constipated. Alas, this is not the case. June 23,...

Why Worry about Wolves and the Weather?

Back in the old days, and I mean old, old days (think prehistory), if we wanted to survive, it was better to be worried...

Thanks For Listening

It seems like yesterday when we started with European Seed. But in fact, we’re already five years on the road together, and what a...

Speak Up For Science

The attention span of a goldfish is nine seconds, whereas recent research shows that humans lose their capabilities to focus in eight seconds. For...

Protecting your Assets

Plant breeders on average spend between 12 to 15% of their turnover back into research and development, which is considerably higher than many other...