March 2018
The ILSI Research Foundation brings scientists together to improve environmental sustainability and human health. Discover in our monthly newsletter how we are advancing, disseminating, and translating science into proactive solutions.
Mechanistic Crop Modeling and Life-Cycle Assessment Modeling Workshops

Two workshops for the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains project were recently held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, providing an opportunity for participants to identify and harmonize specific data items, as well as meet with supply chain experts in person. Workshop participants included scientists and extension specialists from the ILSI Research Foundation, University of Florida, University of Arkansas, Washington State University, and the World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services.
7th International Botanical Conference

Our South Asia Biosafety Program  sponsored the “Genetics, Biotechnology, and Biosafety Regulations in Genetically Engineered Crops” session at the 7th International Botanical Conference. Hosted by the University of Dhaka, the event attracted about 300 participants from Bangladesh and abroad.
Can Biotechnology Save Threatened Trees?

Andrew Newhouse of the American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project (SUNY-ESF) visited us to present a seminar on using genetic engineering to allow coexistence of transgenic American chestnut trees with the blight that nearly drove the species extinct. Mr. Newhouse described research that has encompassed genetic transformation and molecular analyses of transgenic, blight resistant chestnut, blight screening, and ecological field tests.