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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.


Cutting cholesterol for safer potatoes

In many parts of the world, potatoes are a reliable dietary staple. However, potato plants also produce the toxins solanine and chaconine, which can protect growing sprouts from potential predators such as insects and fungi. These toxins, known as steroidal glycoalkaloids (SGAs), occur at very low levels in the edible tubers, but their levels in green skin and sprouts can be highly poisonous and even deadly to humans.

Bioversity International and Embrapa sign 5-year agreement to boost sustainable food systems

Bioversity International, the global agricultural biodiversity research-for-development organization, and Embrapa, the Brazilian Corporation of Agricultural Research, agreed today to work closely together to advance research on sustainable agricultural development in order to feed a world facing mounting challenges. These include rising pressure on natural resources fuelled by rapid economic growth, particularly in middle income economies, a growing and urbanizing global population, and climate change.


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.