2:11 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

BIFAD meeting focuses on agriculture research in Missouri and abroad

University of Missouri faculty presented their agriculture research at the BIFAD meeting in Columbia, Mo.
Abbie Fentress Swanson/Harvest Public Media

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) heard about University of Missouri (MU) research on Friday on subjects such as genetically-modified cassava, food contamination in the global supply chain and root biology in relation to drought. About three dozen professors, economists, students and scientists attended the public meeting at the university's Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute in Columbia, Mo.

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8:20 am
Fri March 15, 2013

National group tackling global food problems meets today at MU

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton was appointed by President Obama to chair the Board of International Food and Agriculture Development in May 2011. The Board meets today on MU campus.
Credit Eric Staszczak / KBIA

An international group that presents research aimed at solving global agriculture issues, is meeting at The University of Missouri today. A public meeting of the Board of International Food and Agriculture Development, or BIFAD, gathers on MU’s campus to draw upon university research to help solve the world’s food problems.    

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