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The Science in Our Food
Thursday, February 01, 2018
(The Scientist) Researchers Learn from Plant Viruses to Protect Crops
Plants are locked in an ancient arms race with hostile viruses, but genome editing is giving crops the upper hand.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
(Nature) The Lost Art of Looking at Plants
Advances in genomics and imaging are reviving a fading discipline
(Agri-Pulse) The Promise and Potential for New Plant Varieties
If agricultural productivity growth continues to stagnate, there will be significant ramifications for the economic vitality and environmental sustainability of food
Monday, January 22, 2018
(HEC-TV) New Smart Crop-Monitoring Platform Alerts Farmers & Growers About Their Crops
Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have created a crop phenotyping station called the PheNode.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
(FOX 2 News) Venture Cafe wants to grow St. Louis drone racing community
Throughout the evening at Venture Café Night: 39 North, First Person View (FPV) Drones Raced
Monday, January 08, 2018
(St. Louis Public Radio) St. Louis plant scientists use podcast to dig deep into the struggles of research Taproot, a Plantae Podcast Series with hosts Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter
Researchers Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter spend most their time trying to understand how plants function.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
(KMOX) C-Speak Podcast: Sam Fiorello
Mark Reardon talks with Sam Fiorello on the C-Speak Podcast, the language of executives by KMOX
Saturday, December 23, 2017
(Talking Biotech Podcast) Control of Aflatoxin in Groundnut
Dilip Shah and a team of researchers worked to devise a multi-faceted plan to protect groundnut from fungal infections.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
(MIT Technology Review) These Are Not Your Father's GMOS
A new wave of gene-edited crops are dodging regulators, and they're about to reach stores.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
(St. Louis Post Dispatch) Shorter winters across Missouri: Who wins, who loses?
A combination of climate change and variations in weather patterns is causing winter to shorten.
Monday, November 13, 2017
(Microscopy and Analysis) Danforth Center: A passion for plants
Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit scientific facility located in St Louis, Missouri, United States, with a mission to "improve the human condition through plant science".
Thursday, November 09, 2017
(Cornell Alliance for Science) VIRCA Plus relies on community values to develop disease-resistant GMO cassava
In Africa, a child is said to be raised by the whole community.
Saturday, November 04, 2017
(Forbes) Collaboration Provides Hope In The Battle Against Mycotoxin Induced Cancer In The Developing World
There is new hope for a solution to this vexing health issue based on a recent collaboration between groups of scientists in the US and in India.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
(AGDAILY) Is the Midwest a tech hub? In the ag sector, definitely!
Deep in the darkest dirt of America’s Midwest, Wall Street capital waters the seeds of Silicon Valley technology. And the gadgets and systems once considered storylines for science-fiction films are coming up by the wagon-load as a result.
(AgFUNDER NEWS) Is St. Louis the Silicon Valley of Agtech?
St. Louis has worked hard to be a magnet for Fortune 500 companies. Nine members of this elite class call the city home, not the least of which is multinational agricultural giant Monsanto.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
(Biotechniques) Plants in the CRISPR
Blake Meyers of the Danforth Center has been using CRISPR to introduce single-nucleotide changes in plant microRNAs in Arabidopsis.
(St. Louis Public Radio) In a race to prevent hunger, Danforth researchers use CRISPR to gene-edit cassava
To prove that a new-gene editing technology could be used to alter the cassava plant, scientists in the St. Louis suburbs zeroed in on a gene used to process chlorophyll. Before long, they had petri dishes full of seedlings that were white as chalk.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
(St. Louis Business Journal) Commentary: Innovation communities, big companies and the future of St. Louis
St. Louis has been reinventing itself, quietly, as one of the nation’s brightest regions for innovation.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center given $3.4 million grant to improve corn yields
Researchers will use the five-year grant to develop new ways to predict a plant's traits from its genetic code and use that to enhance yield potential.
Monday, October 09, 2017
(St. Louis Post Dispatch) Danforth Center looks to the future of ethanol on a hot planet
Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center think that sorghum — though still a common food grain — could provide a better alternative than the corn-based ethanol that dominates today’s domestic supply chain.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
(MU Undergraduate Research) Planting a Seed
Senior biological sciences major Alex McClelland sees a lot more than green leaves when looking at a plant; he sees a living, complex organism with habits and functions similar to those of a human being.
Monday, September 11, 2017
(St. Louis Business Journal) Why a St. Louis event could be one of agtech’s biggest disruptors: 4 questions with Bayer's R&D head
Monday marks the start of the ninth annual Ag Innovation Showcase.
(TechCrunch.com) Startups focus on the microbiome as an organic solution to increase crop yields
One of the multi-billion dollar problems facing the world these days is how to grow more food.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Bayer Crop Science R&D Chief Adrian Percy to Headline Ag Innovation Showcase St. Louis
Annual gathering attracts industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs working to develop solutions to pressing global issues
Monday, August 28, 2017
(UMSL Daily) Mechanical engineering students develop working prototypes for the Danforth Center
This summer, 23 students in the University of Missouri–St. Louis and Washington University joint program developed designs and working prototypes to solve everyday issues for researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center as part of a capstone mechanical engineering design course..