Agricultural biotechnology meeting June 12-14

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Zhiangling Chen, the president of China Agricultural University in Beijing will discuss how to move newly developed disease-resistant rice to market, and Peter Welters, the chief executive officer of Phytowelt GreenTechnologies, Nettetal, Germany, will provide updates on the commercialization of agricultural-biotechnical products in Europe at the 18th annual National Agricultural Biotechnology Council meeting, June 12-14. The meeting will be held this year at Cornell University's Ithaca and Geneva, N.Y., campuses.

Titled "Agricultural Biotechnology: Economic Development through New Products, Partnerships and Workforce Development," the meeting will address the role that universities, as well as state and federal governments play in developing and moving research into the marketplace.

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The National Agricultural Biotechnology Council is a not-for-profit consortium of 36 leading agricultural research and teaching governmental agencies, institutions, universities in the United States and Canada. It has been hosting annual public meetings about the safe, ethical and efficacious development of agricultural biotechnology products since its formation in 1988, and is committed to providing all stakeholders the opportunity to speak, listen and learn about issues surrounding agricultural biotechnology.


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