The 68th annual Conference on World Affairs in April at the University of Colorado brought together agriculture industry leaders including Joseph Byrum, Syngenta's head of soybean seeds and traits R&D.
Byrum spoke about technology, environmental health, and benefits of big data and crowd sourcing in research.
“Agriculture continues to represent one of the most impactful and emotional areas of global significance, and it is increasingly important for the ag industry to provide transparency and science-based facts regarding biotechnology,” Byrum said. “The Conference on World Affairs provided an ideal forum for this dialogue, and it was an honor to exchange ideas with such a distinguished group of thinkers.”
Byrum served as the chief architect of a Syngenta initiative for analytic tools that help breeders produce better seeds. He was awarded the 2015 Franz Edelman prize, which recognizes excellence in operations research and management sciences.
Byrum’s contributions are in line with Syngenta’s commitment to its growers and helping them to end hunger in a sustainable way.