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DuPont Leader: Agriculture is Up to Global Productivity Challenge
Date:4/16/2009

Global Science, Scale and Talent Required to Meet Growing Demand

Arlington, Va. (PRWEB) April 16, 2009 -- Science will enable farmers to produce enough grain to meet the growing demand for food, biofuels and materials if public and private agriculture enterprises, regulators and policymakers from around the globe take a more holistic approach to the solution, William S. Niebur, vice president - DuPont Crop Genetics Research and Development, said here today.

Speaking to agricultural leaders at the Informa Economics 17th Annual Food & Agricultural Policy Conference, Niebur said that emerging opportunities for the use of biomass to replace petroleum coupled with the specter of hunger have raised questions about whether farmers can produce enough grain to feed the world and meet the demand for biofuels and biomaterials.

"The question of whether science can supply the world's growing appetite for grain can be answered with a resounding 'yes' if we tap all of the talent and tools that are available," Niebur said. "Public and private sector players must collaborate using cutting-edge science
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