Dr John Bedbrook announced for Keynote Address

Dr John Bedbrook, who is at the forefront of molecular breeding internationally, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at ABIC 2012. Dr Bedbrook is vice president DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology and leader of biotechnology research efforts at DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred. Pioneer Hi-Bred is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers around the world.

Dr Bedbrook, an influential expatriate New Zealander, says New Zealand is “an exciting hub for agricultural biotechnology given the quality of research carried out there, the level of entrepreneurship and the country’s position as a major food producer”.

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With a passion for bacteria and sustainable farming, Liz Russell, managing director of Envirosystems UK, will speak about new ways of reusing farm effluents, at the world’s most important Agricultural Biotech meeting,  ABIC 2012 on Sept 2- 6, in Rotorua next month.

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The Federation of Māori Authorities says supporting the world’s top agricultural biotechnology conference being held in Rotorua in September is an opportunity to connect its members with the best minds in the business.
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The breadth and depth of New Zealand’s approach to sustainability and its ability to collaborate are reflected in the programme announced for the world’s top agricultural biotechnology conference taking place in Rotorua in September.

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Key players in the global explosion of discoveries and interest in technologies that will fast track the development of affordable bio-based products, including bio fuels, will be in New Zealand this year for ABIC 2012.


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