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U.N.: Ancient crops preserved for future generations in Arctic seed vault

Varieties of one of the world's most important staple crops will be stored for perpetuity deep in the Arctic ice. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) joined scientific experts and delegations from Peru, Costa Rica and Norway to witness a ceremony that will help to preserve these vital crops for future generations.


Stress tolerance trait completes FDA early food safety evaluation

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. and Bioceres S.A. announced that Verdeca, their soybean technology joint venture, received notification that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed the Early Food Safety Evaluation (EFSE) process for HAHB4, the plant protein responsible for Verdeca’s HB4 stress tolerance trait. Completion of this review is a major milestone in the development of commercial soybean seed products based on the HB4 stress tolerance trait, as well as the development of HB4-based products in other crops.


Dow AgroSciences opens new seed R&D site in Huron, S.D.

Dow AgroSciences celebrated the opening of its new Seeds Research & Development (R&D) Field Station in Huron, S.D. A community open house was held at the new site to showcase the company’s new Field Research Station which includes an office building/seed processing building and a machine storage shed.


Rob-See-Co to expand into eastern Corn Belt

Rob Robinson, CEO of Rob-See-Co, LLC, announced the expansion of their sales territory for the Innotech brand of seeds. Beginning this fall, Rob-See-Co will actively expand its marketing efforts to areas east of the Mississippi River.


Cargill opens new seed innovation facility

Cargill has just completed its new seed innovation center in Ft. Collins, Colo. The facility will be the center of Cargill’s specialty canola hybrid development. The building is also stacked with sustainable features, such as energy-efficient LED lighting, a recycling center and water-saving fixtures.


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