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Clif Bar Bestows Four Seed Research Fellowships

October 4, 2013
by candyandsnacktoday

Emeryville, CA — The Clif Bar Family Foundation’s Seed Matters initiative has awarded four research fellowships totaling $500,000 to doctoral students studying classical plant breeding at land grant universities.

Ryan Gregory, Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Lubbock and Texas Tech University; Zachary Jones, North Carolina University; Claire Luby, University of Wisconsin - Madison; and Louisa Winkler, Washington State University, were nominated by their professors to receive the five-year nonrenewable grants.

According to the foundation, the Seed Matters program aims to narrow the funding disparity between biotechnology and organic seed research, reinvigorate public seed research and education, conserve crop genetic diversity and protect farmers’ roles and rights as seed innovators. The fellowships were first awarded in 2012.

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