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Plant BioTech World Congress to Highlight Scientific Discoveries and Technologies Bringing New Hope to Feeding the World and Improving Lives
Date:5/26/2010

ST. LOUIS, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Discoveries that can increase crop yields and productivity, create sustainable forests and new medicines, and other advances to improve the lives of farmers and others' lives, especially in the world's poorest countries, will be among the recurring themes of presentations at the upcoming International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB) 12th World Congress, June 6-11, 2010, at the America's Center in downtown, St. Louis, Missouri.

IAPB President Dr. Roger Beachy, Director of USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will introduce and preside over the Congress, attended by scientists, science policy leaders and others from across the world.

The program includes 60 major presentations by invited speakers and more than 200 short talks. In addition to the topics above, presenters also will discuss biotechnology in terms of agriculture challenges as a result of climate change, and global population growth. More information is available online at www.iapb2010.org.  Highlights include:  

Increasing Crop Yields and Productivity

  • Mark Manary, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics, "Biotechnology and the potential it has to improve human health," focused on improving the lives of the poorest peoples."
  • Peter Beyer
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