#FoodHeroes

We all know that without farmers, there would be no food. But not everyone is aware of the role plant scientists play in helping those farmers feed the world. In fact, we think it’s one of the greatest support acts on the planet. Click on the images below to hear from our Food Heroes.

We’re now looking for more farmers and scientists to tell their story. Help us uncover the men and women that are securing food supplies for future generations so we can share their story. Submit your Food Heroes’ stories or your own story here!

I'M HAPPY TO CONDUCT RESEARCH AND FIND SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS FARMERS FACE.

Arzu Sezer - plant scientist from Turkey

WE ARE TRYING TO FEED THE WORLD IN DIFFICULT CONDITIONS.

Dr. Michael Otim - plant scientist from Uganda

FOR ME, WORKING WITH TREES IS MUCH BETTER THAN WORKING WITH PEOPLE.

Halim Kashaba - date farmer from Egypt

IF WE HAVE A GOOD YIELD, IT MOTIVATES US TO DO MORE NEXT YEAR.

Nguyen Hong Ky - coffee farmer from Vietnam

I LOVE FARMING, BECAUSE IT’S A SOURCE OF FOOD AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY IN THIS COUNTRY, A SOURCE OF INCOME.

Grace Maku - maize farmer from Uganda

I THINK IT IS A GOOD THING THAT PEOPLE THAT DRINK TEA KNOWS WHAT A TEA SCIENTIST DOES.

Qiang Xiao - plant scientist from China

WHEN YOU HAVE A GOOD HARVEST, LIFE IS GOOD.

Bernard Alcantara - mango farmer from the Philippines

IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE NUMBER ONE INDUSTRY IS TOURISM AND THE SECOND IS CITRUS. THAT’S HOW HUGE IT IS.

Richard Dicks - citrus farmer from USA

FARMING KEEPS YOU HEALTHY!

Dorothy Warubua - sorghum farmer from Kenya

I WANT TO HELP GROWERS TO PRODUCE MORE AND TO PRODUCE BETTER.

Luis Martin - plant scientist from Spain

FARMERS ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE WORLD'S POPULATION NEEDS TO BE FED.

Miguel Angel Ortolani - soybean farmer from Argentina

WE NEED TO HELP FARMERS TO SUCCEED.

Donna Knievel - plant scientist from Canada

I WENT INTO BIOLOGY TO SAVE THE WORLD FROM AN ECOLOGICAL CRISIS.

Jonathan Jones - plant scientist from Great Britain

I CONSIDER THIS A VERY IMPORTANT PROFESSION, BECAUSE WE ARE THE FEW FEEDING THE MILLIONS.

Anisur Rahman Sheikh - brinjal farmer from Bangladesh

SOLVING FARMERS' PROBLEMS - THAT INSPIRES ME TO GET OUT OF BED.

Rodolfo Ceciliano Solis - plant scientist from Costa Rica

EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT. EVERY YEAR IS DIFFERENT. IT KEEPS YOU ON YOUR TOES AND KEEPS THINGS FRESH.

Samuel Ghilarducci - almond farmer from USA