- On June 20, 2018
- ASTA, Dr. Fred Gmitter, infographic, Plant Breeding Innovation, Seed, University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center
New communications resources are now available on ASTA’s plant breeding innovation microsite, seedinginnovation.org. In the latest video in our “Meet the Breeder” blog series, Dr. Fred Gmitter, University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, talks about how he got his start in plant breeding, changes he’s seen over the years, and where he sees the industry heading. Our latest infographic explores the safety of new food crops, from field to market. Whether produced through traditional plant breeding, or through evolving innovative breeding methods like gene editing, all new plant varieties go through rigorous testing for safety and quality before seeds are ever sold to farmers. Learn more here.