Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dr. Roger Beachy, Pomona, California

Roger Beachy, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and founding president of Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, will give a talk on solutions to the global food crisis Thursday evening at Cal Poly Pomona.
The lecture, titled “The Role of Science and Technology in Achieving Global Food Security,” is open to the public. Beachy will discuss the future of sustainable and intensive agriculture, according to a news release.
The scientist’s work on plant genetic engineering, which led to the development of plants resistant to viral diseases, has earned him numerous honors and awards, including the Wolf Prize in Agriculture. President Obama appointed him to serve as the first director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a position he held until last May. Click for article by Melanie C. Johnson