Features

Friday, April 13, 2018

(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center to take discoveries to market with new hire

Don MacKenzie is tasked overseeing the regulatory processes to bring the Danforth Center's technologies to market.
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Danforth Center Announces New Executive Director of the Institute for International Crop Improvement

Donald MacKenzie to lead effort to deliver improved crops where they are needed most
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Monday, September 11, 2017

TechAccel Invests in Unique Sprayable RNAi Pesticide Technology

First “Path to Commercialization” Grant Awarded to Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

(St. Louis Public Radio) Danforth Center receives funding to expand cassava project to Nigeria

Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center say a $10.45 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will allow them to expand a project to develop genetically modified cassava into Nigeria.
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Danforth Center receives Gates Foundation grant to advance cassava research in Africa

Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have secured a multimillion-dollar grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which they say could help save a staple crop in Africa from steadily encroaching disease.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Plant Pulse

The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about agriculture, the environment, food security, climate change, bioenergy, events and the impact of plant science.
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

(St. Louis Public Radio) East African Farmers Consider Genetic Modification of Food Security Crops to Avoid Shortages

Jude Aleu, a cassava safety manager for Uganda’s National Crops Resources Research Institute, is working with scientists from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to test cassava plants that are genetically modified to resist disease in a project called VIRCA — Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa. 
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

(St. Louis Public Radio) In Uganda, Cassava is a Staple in Times of Insecurity | Part 2

For Ugandans, the starchy tuber is more than a staple food crop. It helped people survive many years of war.
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

(St. Louis Public Radio) Danforth Center Collaborative Research Project Aims to Reduce Hunger in Developing World | Part 1

In many parts of East and Central Africa, farmers are experiencing declining yields of cassava due to brown streak virus, a plant disease that can render a crop inedible.
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