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The Global Plant Council (GPC) is a coalition of plant and crop science societies from across the globe. GPC seeks to bring plant scientists together to work synergistically toward solving the pressing problems we face.

The central focus of the GPC is to define and engage in coordinated strategies and projects that will have impact on the most critical global issues: world hunger, energy, climate change, health and well-being, sustainability and environmental protection.


Photosynthesis 'Switch' Increases Rice Yields by 30%

Scientists from the {University of Arkansas](http://www.uark.edu/) have found out that they can harness photosynthesis to increase rice yields by up to 30 percent. Led by Andy Pereira, the research group examined a protein that acts as a "switch" to activate genes that can enhance the photosynthesis activity of rice plants.

Insights into plant growth could curb need for fertilisers

New insights into how plants regulate their absorption of an essential nutrient could help avoid pollution caused by excess use of fertiliser.


Fifth International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution

Lucknow, India

International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB) is a non-governmental, nonprofit registered scientific Society founded in 1994 to promote research, education and awareness activities and to disseminate information on the role of plants in environmental protection, pollution remediation and biodiversity conservation.

Challenges for Crop Production & Quality

Harpenden, UK

The Annals Centenary Conference will review how science has contributed to agriculture over the last 100 years and to consider future directions in the context of the challenges ahead.