Biotech Updates

Sustainability through Agricultural Biotech: Food, Biomaterials, Energy and Environment

March 5, 2010

The 12th World Congress of the International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB) will be held at St. Louis, Missouri in the U.S. on June 6-11, 2010. With the theme, "Sustainability through agriculture: food, biomaterials, energy and the environment," the conference will be attended by more than 1,500 research scientists in plant and agricultural biotechnology from around the world. Roger Beachy, newly appointed chief scientist of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), says he hopes the conference will help influence a regulatory structure that is more science-driven. IAPB is the largest membership organization "dedicated to caring for and supporting plant tissue culture and biotechnology around the world," the organization said in its website.

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