Crops Technology Editor for Successful Farming magazine/Agriculture.com

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Pioneer, NBC team up

Educating students who will be future consumers and perhaps future employees is key for success in any industry.

That’s what Pioneer Hi-Bred intends to do through a partnership with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News. It plans to bring science to life for high school students in 40 schools in Iowa and Illinois.

Behind the movie Food Inc.

The audience raptly watched film clips in silent skepticism.

“That comes off a lot harder sitting here,” quipped filmmaker Robert Kenner.

The scene was earlier this year at the 2011 Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum at the Commodity Classic in Tampa, Florida.

Kenner produced the movie Food Inc., that cast a critical eye on the agricultural industry. Agree or disagree with him, here’s some of what Kenner had to say to the agricultural media about the movie and reaction to it.

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State of the traits

Fifteen years ago, the transgenic gleam that burned in the eyes of agricultural scientists for ages became reality.

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