Plant Science Post

Investments in plant science

May 3, 2017
Food Quality & Nutrition

Investing in agriculture is two to four times more effective at reducing hunger and poverty than any other sector.  However getting these innovative new traits from lab to field requires a tremendous level of investment:

To bring a new crop protection product to market, it takes roughly $286 million USD and 11 years of research and development 

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To develop a new biotech crop, it takes an estimated $136 million USD and 13 years of research

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