The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, where discovery yields impact

At the Danforth Center, we aspire to improve the sustainability, availability, affordability and quality of food especially for those in the world who are underserved.

We are uniquely capable of translating discoveries in basic plant science to the reality of food security and energy to power progress while preserving our life-sustaining environment.

Our People

The Danforth Center employs nearly 250 individuals from 24 countries. Twenty scientific teams conduct basic research that will lead to improved agricultural productivity and will preserve our natural resources by reducing the need for pesticides and fertilizers, increasing the nutritional content of crops and improving resistance to drought, pests and disease. We are an institution based on a partnership of leaders, scientists, universities, innovators, entrepreneurs and philanthropists.

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