Crop Biotech Update

Pioneering Women in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Biotechnology

May 10, 2017

Historical accounts show that the pioneers of plant breeding were women. When humans transformed from gathering to cultivating, the women became in charge of keeping the seeds of plants with good traits. This task led to the development of the cultivated varieties of plants today. Thus, Jill Tietjen of Greenwood Village and Laura Privalle of Research Triangle Park documented the important contributions of women who did pioneering work for the advancement of biology and biotechnology.

Read the details from the Women in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Biotechnology chapter of the Women in Engineering and Science series.