Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dr. Roger Beachy Director of National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Above picture-Dr. Roger Beachy, president of IAPB, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and U.S. Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond
About 800 members of the International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB) are attending all this week at the America’s Center. U.S. Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond called bringing biotechnology quickly into the developing world is a moral imperative.
Time is running out in various parts of the world and biotechnology is the critical answer to ensure that children don't go to bed on empty stomachs. They feel that about 800 million children go to bed hungry, every night. Several million of those same children die from nutrition-related illnesses every year
Bond praised Dr. Roger Beachy, the former president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and now director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). He called Beachy one of the true pioneers of the movements worldwide. Click for complete article in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat Wednesday. June 9. 2010.