Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton, Syngenta, Receives Golden Goose Award

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the awardees of the Golden Goose Award this year is Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton. I had the opportunity to interview her during a Syngenta Media Event in 2006. You can find that interview here. Here is an overview of the work Dr. Chilton is well-known for. Using millions of years-old bacteria to genetically modify plants resistant to pests. Awardee: …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biotech, Syngenta

Mexican Ban on Biotech Corn Would Have Broad Impact

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of food and agriculture industry stakeholders in both Mexico and the United States released a new study this week revealing the broad impacts of Mexico’s proposed ban on biotech corn. The report, which was conducted in September 2022 by World Perspectives Inc., reveals that the proposed restrictions would adversely impact food security in North America and raise consumer …

Audio, Biotech, Corn, Exports, GMO, NCGA, Trade

Yield10 Bioscience Honored with AgTech CEO of the Year

Cindy Zimmerman

Yield10 Bioscience CEO Oliver Peoples has been selected as 2022 AgTech CEO of the Year by AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global agricultural and food technology markets. Peoples serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Yield10 Bioscience, which is developing Camelina as a sustainable platform crop to …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Biofuels, Biotech

Yield10 Bioscience Renames Canadian Subsidiary

Cindy Zimmerman

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:YTEN), an agricultural bioscience company, today announced a name change for its Canadian subsidiary to Yield10 Oilseeds Inc. from Metabolix Oilseeds. Yield10 Bioscience is focused on innovation in oilseed crops to develop crop-based solutions to address global food security, climate change and plastic waste in the environment. Yield10 Oilseeds was founded in 2010 and is based in …

Biofuels, Biotech, Seed, Sustainability

Benson Hill Producing More Ultra-High Protein Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

Benson Hill has exceeded its previous target of doubling contracted acres of its proprietary soybean varieties with partner farmers in the U.S. to grow 70,000 acres in the 2021 crop year versus 30,000 acres in the 2020 crop year. These proprietary non-GMO soybean varieties are bred by Benson Hill to be higher in protein, have benefits of omega-9 fatty acids …

Biotech, Food, Soybean

Intergro Launches Innovative Line of Bioenhancers

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural Solutions, a subsidiary of Intergro, Inc., is launching a new portfolio of products. Registrations are being obtained in the U.S. for patent-pending microbial-based formulations that help improve soil and plant health, as well as stress resistance. NutriBoom™: A line of natural fertilizers (NutriBoom, NutriBoom Powder and NutriBoom Plus) scientifically proven to stimulate the soil microbiome, particularly microbes associated with …

AgWired Precision, Biotech, Precision Agriculture, Soil

New Dates for New Ag International InfoAg in Brazil

Cindy Zimmerman

New Ag International is looking forward to taking two concurrent conferences to Brazil in August 2019. InfoAg International Conference & Exhibition, a three-day event jointly organised with the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), will run in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil from 28-30 August 2019. These are new dates. This event will run concurrently with the largest biocontrol event in …

AgWired Precision, Biologicals, Biotech, Events, New Ag International, Precision Agriculture

President Signs Biotechnology Order

Cindy Zimmerman

During his visit to an Iowa ethanol plant yesterday, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order to Modernize the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products. The order encourages biotechnology innovation, ensures coordination across regulatory agencies, and safely enables billions of people across the world to reap the benefits of American biotechnology crops. “Throughout our history, farmers have always led …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Biotech

Joyn Bio Joins Bayer Facility and Adds Reiter to Board

Cindy Zimmerman

Ag-biotech company Joyn Bio has signed a long-term lease to locate its plant sciences team within Bayer’s Vegetable Seed Facility in Woodland, California to accelerate ongoing research. In addition, the company has appointed Bayer Head of Research and Development for Crop Science, Dr. Robert Reiter, to its board of directors. The Joyn R&D team in Boston has developed microbial leads …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Bayer, Biotech

New Ag International Brings Two Events to Brazil in August 2019

Cindy Zimmerman

New Ag International is hosting two conferences to Brazil in August 2019. InfoAg International Conference & Exhibition, a three-day event jointly organized with the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), will run in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil August 26-28. This is the ideal event to learn how digital revolution is changing agriculture in South America. After years of success in …

AgWired Precision, Biotech, Events, New Ag International