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Ag Tech Sunday - Lessons in social license and plant genetics

By Agthentic


A conversation with Vonnie Estes, Vice President of Technology at the Produce Marketing Association

Vonnie Estes has been at the forefront of genetics in agriculture for 30 years, with roles at companies such as Monsanto, Syngenta, and multiple biotech startups.

In this extract from the Agtech… So What? Podcast (transcript edited slightly for clarity), Vonnie speaks to Sarah Nolet about some of the hard lessons she’s learned along the way, including:

  • Social license and genetics in food
  • Is history repeating? Comparing the hype in biofuels with soil carbon
  • The future of plant breeding


Listen to the podcast here.

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