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Dr Natalie Breakfield appointed to Phytobiomes Alliance’s Board of Directors

12 February 2019 – The International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research has announced the appointment of Dr Matthew Ryan and Dr Natalie Breakfield as new Board members of the organization. Dr Breakfield is the Molecular Biology Director at NewLeaf Symbiotics, a US-based company dedicated to sustainable agriculture and singularly focused on a group of beneficial microbes known as M-trophs. […]

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NewLeaf Symbiotics Names Chief Product Officer and Chief Technology Officer

Expanded Leadership Team Focused on Innovation to Help Transform Agriculture St. Louis, MO, February 5, 2019– NewLeaf Symbiotics, a company dedicated to sustainable agriculture and singularly focused on beneficial microbes known as M-trophs, announces two strategic appointments. Desmond R. Jimenez, Ph.D., Vice President Product Development and Manufacturing is named Chief Product Officer. Janne Kerovuo, Ph.D., […]

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Can AgTech Startups Feed the World?

How NewLeaf Symbiotics & Others are Rising to the Challenge By Paul Schickler, NewLeaf Symbiotics Board of Directors member and former President, DuPont Pioneer The Challenge Ahead Last month, global agriculture leaders came together for the 2018 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium. As part of the annual World Food Prize event, the Borlaug Dialogue recognizes the […]

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What does it mean to be an AgTech startup?

A Reflection from Ag Innovation Showcase – 10 Years Later By Steve Kahn What does it mean to be an AgTech startup? Last week, I attended the 10th anniversary of the Ag Innovation Showcase at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. That event made me reflect on what it means to be an AgTech startup […]

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There are many beneficial microbes. So, why focus on M-trophs?

by Janne Kerovuo Recently, I joined a special panel on Developing Microbial Solutions to Advance Sustainable Agricultural Productivity at the 2018 Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s World Congress. The panel was moderated by Paul Zorner, an agricultural biotech veteran and CEO of Locus Agricultural Solutions. My fellow panelist, Industrial Biotechnology co-editor-in-chief, Larry Walker, and Donald Marvin, President and CEO […]

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