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The Global Plant Council (GPC) is a coalition of national, regional and international societies and affiliates representing plant, crop and agricultural and environmental sciences across the globe.

The GPC seeks to bring together all those involved in plant and crop research, education and training, to facilitate the development of plant science for global challenges such as world hunger, energy, climate change, health and well-being, sustainability and environmental protection.


BREXIT: The necessity of avoiding the fragmentation of European Science

An open letter from the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO; a Global Plant Council Member) addressing EPSO's position on the recent UK referendum decision to leave the European Union:

Can palm oil be sustainable?

Land used for palm oil production could be nearly doubled without expanding into protected or high-biodiversity forests, according to a new study published in the journal Global Environmental Change. The study is the first to map land suitable for palm oil production on a global scale, while taking into account environmental and climate considerations.


The Science of Industrial Hemp

Denver, Colorado, USA

Cannabis sativa, as a species, has been a building conversation medically, legislatively, legally, and in the consumer marketplace in some states and many countries. In the United States, momentum is building around the cannabis varieties grown for industrial hemp. Understanding and expanding scientific knowledge includes having a cohesive discussion, defining the coming agenda, and developing forward momentum around the science and scientific needs in the emerging area of industrial hemp production.

American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting 2016

Tampa, Florida, USA

Join us in Tampa as we discuss solving important plant health problems. Learn about the latest discoveries in plant pathology, share research, search for solutions, and expand your network. Get inspired by the scientific sessions and stimulating discussions.