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Detroit: The Place to Bee

Detroit: The Place to Bee

Bees are a landmark of a healthy agricultural system for home gardeners and large growers alike, but what do they mean for underserved communities? Turns out, more than anyone thought. We spoke with Detroit Hives, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, founded in 2017 by Timothy Jackson and Nicole Lindsey in Detroit, Michigan US to find out […]

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Global Logistics and Plant Science

Global Logistics and Plant Science

Marion Matthewman is the Head of Global Logistics at Syngenta and we spoke with Marion about the supply chain. Her daily work within all aspects of the movement of seeds, crop protection and other inputs to farmers provides a unique perspective in times like this on the impacts of production and processing disruptions. Read on […]

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The Need to Overcome Polarized Viewpoints

The Need to Overcome Polarized Viewpoints

By Giulia Di Tommaso The global debate around food production is far from clear cut. But for the first time in many years, a sense of urgency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing together in unprecedented numbers a wide swath of stakeholders in the agriculture and food value chains. This call to action centers […]

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Reduction in food loss: a way forward to food security

Reduction in food loss: a way forward to food security

Approximately one-third of all food produced globally for human consumption is either lost or wasted, leading not only to food insecurity but also the loss of resources used to create that food. Everyone is aware of the term “food waste”, but what is “food loss”? Sunita and Eric, ambassadors for the NextGen Plant Science Network, share their insights with us on food loss, as well as some tips for how to reduce food loss and food waste.

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How Imperfect Foods saves perfectly good produce from going to waste

How Imperfect Foods saves perfectly good produce from going to waste

Since 2015, Imperfect Foods has made it its mission to tackle food waste and rethink the food system to work better for everyone. Here, CEO Philip Behn shares how Imperfect Foods saves scarred, off-spec, surplus or undervalued items to help consumers and producers reduce their food waste footprints.

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From my home office to yours: COVID – 19

From my home office to yours: COVID – 19

From my home office to yours, I want to thank everyone in our community for their support and continued endurance in getting through these turbulent times. Like many of you, CropLife International has fully integrated into a virtual business model while we continue to deliver the programs and engagement for our members. I am committed to ensuring we provide a safe and stable working environment and remain flexible to adapt to our new ways of working.

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Water – a priceless yet endangered resource

Water – a priceless yet endangered resource

By Emir Šahinović, NextGen Plant Science Network. This blog was originally posted by The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) on the GFAR blog here. Water scarcity, water demand, clean water, water governance – these terms are increasingly being used due to the expanding effect of climate change on Earth. Climate change has significantly threatened this […]

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Responsibly Managing Pesticides Can Save Lives

Responsibly Managing Pesticides Can Save Lives

This week Unearthed released their analysis of global sales and use of products they considered to be Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs). Although CropLife International has not had the opportunity to fully review the report at this time, we can comment on our members’ approach towards highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) and the voluntary portfolio review they conducted.

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Food Trends: Sustainability, Superfoods, and Science

Food Trends: Sustainability, Superfoods, and Science

More and more consumers are changing their eating habits, enough that the industry is seeing sweeping trends toward sustainability, “plant-forward” eating, and new superfoods. Read about the trends and see the original post “Is Biotechnology the Latest Food Trend” on the BIOtechNow blog.  Aramark, one of the leading food service businesses in the country, released […]

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I am Part of the Future of Agriculture

I am Part of the Future of Agriculture

Young people in agriculture are innovating and using new ideas to solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. Simon Appeltans, a young PhD researcher, writes about his experience at the Symposium on the Future of Agriculture and discusses some of those challenges. The future of agriculture is arguably the most important conversation today. After all, […]

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Container Management in Brazil: ImpEV 2018 Sustainability Report

Container Management in Brazil: ImpEV 2018 Sustainability Report

A message from João Cesar M. Rando, Chief Executive Officer at inpEV from the 2018 Sustainability report. Republished with permission. Original post can be found here. InpEV closed 2018 with many achievements worth celebrating, despite the challenging scenario persisting throughout the year. We have reached an important milestone: the environmentally appropriate disposal of 500,000 tons of […]

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Potatoes and Food Security: Measuring Interventions with Dr. Melgar-Quiñonez

Potatoes and Food Security: Measuring Interventions with Dr. Melgar-Quiñonez

Dr. Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez has a background in medical sciences and is a physician by trade. After moving to the United States to work at the University of California, Davis and at The Ohio State University getting involved in public health and nutrition, he began his work on food security, improved seed varieties, and the health […]

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Enhancing Traceability in the Agrochemical Supply Chain

Enhancing Traceability in the Agrochemical Supply Chain

For many consumers around the world, where their food comes from and how it is made are important measurements of safety and quality. The demand for transparency is further propelled by concerns over food-borne health threats, the growing global trade of counterfeit and illegal pesticides, and the globalization of the food system.

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Why the Sustainable Development Goals Matter to the Plant Science Industry

Why the Sustainable Development Goals Matter to the Plant Science Industry

The Sustainable Development Goals are central to global efforts to tackle hunger, poverty, waste, pollution, and climate change. Giulia Di Tommaso, CropLife International’s President and CEO discusses how the private sector – notably the plant science industry – can play an important role in helping society achieve these Global Goals.

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Connecting Youth for Impact

Connecting Youth for Impact

“When we connect more, we can do more.” That is the message that YPARD (Young Professionals in Agricultural Development) director Yemi Adeyeye wants young people in agriculture to realize. We spoke with him about the organization and the importance of connecting young plant scientists and other agricultural professionals around the world.   Why is it […]

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