Thursday, January 17, 2013

Roger Beachy Global Institute for Food Security

Roger Beachy, the former president of theDonald Danforth Plant Science Center, will head up a new $50 million research institution in Saskatoon, Canada.
Beachy will lead the Global Institute for Food Security, a new institute created by the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, the University of Saskatchewan and Potash Corp., a producer of fertilizer and industrial and animal feed products. Funding of $35 million for the institute was provided by Potash Corp., and $15 by the province.
Beachy will serve as the executive director and CEO of the new institute and help it get off the ground, a role he played as the founding president of the Danforth Plant Science Center here. After its startup phase, Beachy will remain actively involved in the institute in a senior oversight capacity, according to a statement.
"I was drawn to the vision of the new Institute and the spirit of innovation and collaboration that led to its creation," Beachy said in a statement. "With Saskatchewan's unique strengths in bio-science and agriculture, I am committed to helping GIFS take its place among the most exceptional in the world."
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