Farm Progress

Science key to increasing agricultural productivity

October 14, 2011

The major agricultural chemical manufacturing companies have been working to reduce their carbon footprint and become more sustainable. DuPont, for example, has saved more than $6 billion in energy costs in the last decade. DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman told reporters attending the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines that science has to play a role in increasing ag productivity and that industry needs to do more to educate consumers about the role of science.

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