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Climate Change and Our Food: Global Perspective Featured Article

For most of us, climate change is hard to wrap our heads around.  We don’t see it in the daily weather report, even though the weather is more unpredictable these days.  It’s not apparent when we draw a glass of water or check items off our lists at the grocery store, even though it might be impacting availability of both fresh water and food.

Climate change is happening, though, and it’s posing new challenges that can impact our food supply and our quality of life.  Diplomats from around the world are discussing and debating potential solutions this week at the … Full Article »

The Next Generation of Plant Breeders and Leaders Featured Article

By Sandra Dunckel
MBBISP Scholar, Kansas State University

Sandra Dunckel
MBBISP Scholar, Kansas State University

The Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program (MBBISP) aims to develop the next generation of rice and wheat scientists, researchers, and breeders around the world. Sandra Dunkel, MBBISP Scholar and PhD candidate at Kansas State University reflects on the significance of MBBISP.

The MBBISP is a life-changing opportunity. It has enabled me to earn my Ph.D. in the United States, focus on my research, and work side-by-side with world-renowned scientists. It is a step toward embracing my passion for wheat breeding and sustainable agriculture.

My current … Full Article »

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What the Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program Means to Me

By Daniel Caddell
MBBISP Scholar, University of California, Davis

The Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program (MBBISP) aims to develop the next generation of rice and wheat scientists, researchers, and breeders around the world. Daniel Caddell, MBBISP Scholar and PhD candidate at the University of California, Davis reflects on the significance of MBBISP. 

As a MBBISP recipient, I have had the opportunity to focus on improving our understanding of how rice perceives and responds to stress. In an effort to further my research, I will soon be leaving for the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, where I will be working … Full Article »