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Sustainable agriculture

Sustainable farming means farmers need to protect their crops from pests like insects and weeds, to reduce waste and to use fewer resources to produce affordable food -- while still making a decent living.
They need the support of the best available tools. Science is at the root of everything that we do.
Sustainable farming means farmers need to protect their crops from pests like insects and weeds, to reduce waste and to use fewer resources to produce affordable food -- while still making a decent living. They need the support of the best available tools. Science is at the root of everything that we do.

Growing more with less

The U.N. says there will be more than 9 billion people on the planet by 2050—2 billion more than today. How can we nourish so many and protect nature at the same time? We need to preserve primordial forests and wetlands
by using as little land as possible for farming while helping farmers conserve precious resources like water and energy. Only scientific progress can meet these huge agricultural challenges.
The U.N. says there will be more than 9 billion people on the planet by 2050—2 billion more than today. How can we nourish so many and protect nature at the same time? We need to preserve primordial forests and wetlands by using as little land as possible for farming while helping farmers conserve precious resources like water and energy. Only scientific progress can meet these huge agricultural challenges.

Preserving our resources

Far from threatening the environment, we are actively protecting fragile ecosystems.
Ploughing increases soil erosion and water evaporation and we are helping reduce the need for farmers
to plough their fields with techniques that will become even more important for sustainable farming as the climate changes.
Far from threatening the environment, we are actively protecting fragile ecosystems. Ploughing increases soil erosion and water evaporation and we are helping reduce the need for farmers to plough their fields with techniques that will become even more important for sustainable farming as the climate changes.

Global food challenges

"Social justice is adequate food for all mankind," said Norman Borlaug. He won the Nobel Peace Prize and some say he saved a billion people from starvation with his work on high-yielding crops and modern agricultural techniques.
He is an inspiration to all of us concerned with the future of food.
"Social justice is adequate food for all mankind," said Norman Borlaug. He won the Nobel Peace Prize and some say he saved a billion people from starvation with his work on high-yielding crops and modern agricultural techniques. He is an inspiration to all of us concerned with the future of food.

Biological science solutions

There's nothing more organic than organisms. Some say modern food and farming are unnatural. But we are letting nature work with us by harnessing the power of bacteria and fungi with biological science solutions.
These microscopic farmhands can help feed us sustainably by improving nutrient uptake.
There's nothing more organic than organisms. Some say modern food and farming are unnatural. But we are letting nature work with us by harnessing the power of bacteria and fungi with biological science solutions. These microscopic farmhands can help feed us sustainably by improving nutrient uptake.
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