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Challenges and responsibilities for public sector scientists

Marc Van Montagu UGent (2010) NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY. 27(5). p.641-644
abstract
Current agriculture faces the challenge of doubling food production to meet the food needs of a population expected to reach 9 billion by mid-century whilst maintaining soil and water quality and conserving biodiversity. These challenges are more overwhelming for the rural poor, who are the custodians of environmental resources and at the same time particularly vulnerable to environmental degradation. Solutions have to come from concerted actions by different segments of society in which public sector science plays a fundamental role. Public sector scientists are at the root of all the present generation of GM crop traits under cultivation and more will come with the new knowledge that is being generated by systems biology. To speed up innovation, molecular biologists must interact with scientists from the different fields as well as with stakeholders outside the academic world in order to create an environment capable of capturing value from public sector knowledge. I highlight here the measures that have to be taken urgently to guarantee that science and technology can tackle the problems of subsistence farmers.
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journalArticle (review)
publication status
published
subject
journal title
NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY
New Biotech.
volume
27
issue
5
issue title
Transgenic plants for food security in the context of development : proceedings of a study week of the Pontificial Academy of Sciences
pages
641 - 644
Web of Science type
Review
Web of Science id
000285863300031
JCR category
BIOTECHNOLOGY & APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.843 (2010)
JCR rank
82/158 (2010)
JCR quartile
3 (2010)
ISSN
1871-6784
DOI
10.1016/j.nbt.2010.08.010
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2087734
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2087734
date created
2012-04-16 16:25:58
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:44:52
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  abstract     = {Current agriculture faces the challenge of doubling food production to meet the food needs of a population expected to reach 9 billion by mid-century whilst maintaining soil and water quality and conserving biodiversity. These challenges are more overwhelming for the rural poor, who are the custodians of environmental resources and at the same time particularly vulnerable to environmental degradation. Solutions have to come from concerted actions by different segments of society in which public sector science plays a fundamental role. Public sector scientists are at the root of all the present generation of GM crop traits under cultivation and more will come with the new knowledge that is being generated by systems biology. To speed up innovation, molecular biologists must interact with scientists from the different fields as well as with stakeholders outside the academic world in order to create an environment capable of capturing value from public sector knowledge. I highlight here the measures that have to be taken urgently to guarantee that science and technology can tackle the problems of subsistence farmers.},
  author       = {Van Montagu, Marc},
  issn         = {1871-6784},
  journal      = {NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {641--644},
  title        = {Challenges and responsibilities for public sector scientists},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nbt.2010.08.010},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Van Montagu, Marc. 2010. “Challenges and Responsibilities for Public Sector Scientists.” New Biotechnology 27 (5): 641–644.
APA
Van Montagu, M. (2010). Challenges and responsibilities for public sector scientists. NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY, 27(5), 641–644.
Vancouver
1.
Van Montagu M. Challenges and responsibilities for public sector scientists. NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY. 2010;27(5):641–4.
MLA
Van Montagu, Marc. “Challenges and Responsibilities for Public Sector Scientists.” NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY 27.5 (2010): 641–644. Print.