Posts Tagged ‘United States’

CIMMYT goes to college

September 21, 2015

For the past two years, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, has been using two CIMMYT manuals as a resource in its Agrilife Research Department undergraduate program. Students in Crop …


Wheat scientists urge funding boost after UK-U.S. food security report

August 21, 2015

Food shortages will escalate due to climate-change related production shocks and the international community must prepare to respond to price increases and social unrest.


SUPER WOMAN: Jessica Rutkoski conquers math demons, finds success as wheat breeder

May 29, 2015

In high school, Jessica Rutkoski was similar to many girls who suffer from the tedium and complexity of high school arithmetic – she avoided it.


Sculptor captures demeanor of Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug

April 13, 2015

Artist Katharine McDevitt, creator of a new bronze representation of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug, is fascinated by sculptures representing pre-Hispanic deities.


Researchers define and measure “sustainability”

March 4, 2015

Leading specialists on the sustainable intensification of agriculture tried to hammer out indicators for assessing “sustainability,” a development term that refers roughly to the health and longevity …


Maize and wheat “super” Women’s Day campaign highlights diversity

March 2, 2015

A social media campaign initiated to celebrate the achievements of women has led to more than a dozen published blog story contributions about women in the maize and wheat sectors.


Is gluten the new villain? The New Yorker covers the rising gluten-free trend

November 7, 2014

“The most obvious question is also the most difficult to answer: How could gluten, present in a staple food that has sustained humanity for thousands of years, have suddenly become so threatening?”


Of wheat, weight, gluten and food intolerances

October 28, 2014

A popular dietary trend involves the elimination of wheat- and gluten-containing foods inspired in part by the book “Wheat Belly” written by cardiologist William Davis.


Bram Govaerts, científico del CIMMYT, recibe el Premio Norman Borlaug de Campo y su Aplicación 2014

October 15, 2014

  Descargar comunicado de prensa (118.44 kB) Des Moines, Iowa, E. U., 15 de octubre de 2014 – El Premio Norman Borlaug 2014 a la investigación de campo y su aplicación auspiciado por la Fundación Rock …


CIMMYT’s Bram Govaerts Receives 2014 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

October 15, 2014

 Download Press Release (115.85 kB) Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 15 October 2014 – The 2014 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation was presented today …


Wheat area expansion faces a headwind requiring increased spending on R&D to raise yields

October 9, 2014

Over the last 50 years big increases in agricultural production have come through improved yields. Since 1990, wheat is the only major crop to experience an overall decline in area.


Homenaje al Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, Premio Mundial de Alimentación 2014, durante los festejos del centenario del natalicio de Norman Borlaug

September 16, 2014

Des Moines, Iowa, 16 de octubre de 2014.- El Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram de India y México recibió el Premio Mundial de Alimentación 2014 en la ceremonia de premiación del “Diálogo Borlaug” en Des Moines, Iow …


Overview of CGIAR Development Dialogues

September 9, 2014

The inaugural CGIAR Development Dialogues will focus attention on the vital role of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, landscapes and food systems in achieving sustainable development. The one-day even …


New Scientist examines the gluten-free trend

September 6, 2014

It is estimated that nearly one in three people in the United States are living a “gluten-free” lifestyle (New Scientist, July 2014). This diet trend has been supported and encouraged by celebrities, …


University of Wisconsin students experience Mexico’s maize and culture

September 1, 2014

On 9 August CIMMYT-El Batán welcomed a group of 22 students and three teachers from the University of Wisconsin for a week-long stay. The students are enrolled in the university’s course for a Global …


Study shows climate change could negatively Impact maize and wheat yields by 2030

August 29, 2014

Global demand for food is expected to grow rapidly leading up to 2050, and the ability to meet such demand is of the utmost importance in order to maintain food security. However, a recent study shows …


CIMMYT, Oak Ridge scientists collaborate on food security challenges

May 29, 2014

Carissa Wodehouse/CIMMYT On 20-22 May, CIMMYT hosted a summit with researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), a U.S. Department of Energy facility that is the largest multipurpose science …


The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: speaker spotlight

February 24, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Rachel Laudan learns how to use a grindstone (a Mexican metate). Photo courtesy of Rachel Laudan. Food historian Rachel Laudan will explain wheat’s impact on world history at the …


Mathematical models could further CIMMYT’s reach

September 9, 2013

Mathematical models could boost CIMMYT’s impact on Mexico, a leading scientist in the United States said last month. Carlos Castillo-Chavez, a Mexican-born scientist and professor at Arizona State Uni …


“You go to the field.” U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security

August 1, 2013

When asked how you become a successful wheat breeder, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug replied, “Well, you go to the field. You go to the field again, and then you go to the field. When the wheat plants start to …