I am driven to grow more food with fewer resources
With increasing population and decreasing available cropland, global food security is a serious and pressing threat. James Bradeen and colleagues identify genes in plants that contribute to disease resistance and make our crops more resilient and secure.
Using molecular biology to improve disease resistance in plants
“I’m extremely optimistic that the work that we’re doing here at the U—in crop improvement, in the economics of agriculture, in food safety, and in social justice related to food security issues—is the right effort at the right time to really make an impact on global food security.”James Bradeen, Professor