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The Science in Our Food
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With the birth of agriculture, human beings flourished. Today, the intimate balance between people, planet and plants is threatened. We must find a way to make sure we have enough food and energy for people while preserving a livable, sustainable environment now and for the future.
At the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center we work to harness the power of plants to make this balance possible. Today, as this challenge grows more critical, our work grows more urgent.
“Our grand challenge is not just providing food and energy security for a growing, changing world, but rather doing so in an ecologically responsible way without long-term damage to the environment and the planet. Like the Moonshot in the 1960s, or a Mars shot in the decades ahead, we can’t get there without science.” James C. Carrington, Ph.D., President of the Danforth Center
Today, we hope you will join us in by strengthening the St. Louis region as a bioscience powerhouse that attracts world-class talent, provides access to intellectual capital and infrastructure, generates new companies and creates jobs and investment opportunities in plant science, agtech and related fields.
Your gift to the Danforth Center supports science, solutions and STEM learning throughout St. Louis.
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