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Will DuPont and Monsanto play a role in enhancing African crops?

Howard Yana-Shapiro at the Global Food Systems Forum in April, 2013
Howard Yana-Shapiro, Global Food Systems Forum panelist and the chief agricultural office for Mars Inc., hopes to sit down with DuPont and Monsanto and ask them for their secrets.

Shapiro has made it his mission to improve nutrition in Africa. "We need nutrition security, not food security," he says. "A lot of the calories out there right now simply aren't that useful."

Along with Mars Inc., he has launched the African Orphan Crop Consortium to improve the nutrition, productivity and climate adaptability of popular African food crops. He's appealed to the world's largest biotech companies to share what they know about these crops, and to collaborate in finding more nutritious and protected varieties of these crops.

For the full story, read the NPR article online.

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 2:13 PM
  • Author: Marissa Palin

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