2Blades Foundation Sets Up Sustainability Council
Earlier this month, the 2Blades Foundation announced it has established a new Sustainability Council. This is an advisory body that draws on expertise from across society is meant to support & promote the delivery of durable crop disease solutions.
2Blades Foundation was created to translate the most significant advances in the understanding of plant disease, immunity and enabling technologies into seeds with durable and environmentally-friendly protection against the most widespread crop diseases.
The Sustainability Council already convened in December 2018 for a forum on the under-recognized impacts of crop disease and the efforts made to accelerate new genetic solutions from the laboratory to the field. The meeting featured talks from Dr. Marc Ghislain from the International Potato Center among others which covered advances in resistance in potato and other crops.
During the same occasion 2Blades has announced the inaugural members of its Sustainability Council which include Frank O’Keefe, CEO and co-founder of Infinitree LLC, a firm which provides carbon-negative CO2 enrichment solutions for enclosed agricultural applications and Maria Velissariou, chief science and technology officer at the Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) from Chicago.