We believe a balanced meal should be within reach for everyone.
We’re working with farmers and many others to ensure everyone has access to fruits and vegetables, as well as protein—the milk, eggs and meat you find in the grocery store. It’s our commitment to bring a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world.
We believe a balanced meal should be within reach for everyone. We help contribute to that balanced meal by providing farmers with seeds that grow some of the food you find on your plate including vegetables, fruit and grains. Protein is also important to a balanced diet. We provide seeds to farmers that, when harvested, contribute to the diet of cows, pigs and chickens. Learn more about how we help contribute to a balanced plate:
We provide farmers seeds for a world of melons, including cantaloupe, honeydew, galia, piel de sapo, and watermelon. The diversity of the world of melons has been developed through traditional techniques, or the cross-breeding of hundreds of varieties over many years. Our teams have bred dozens of melon varieties that differ in shape, color and pattern to reflect different preferences and eating habits around the world.
Our vegetable seed division provides hundreds of varieties to farmers around the world – including broccoli, cucumber, tomato, pepper and spinach. Through breeding and modern techniques farmers have access to seed that can enable better harvests, which hopefully results in more people enjoying a diet rich in vegetables.
Wheat, corn and sorghum are staple crops used to make flour, bread, pasta, cereal and tortillas and are also fed to livestock. Through traditional breeding we’ve developed many locally adapted wheat varieties, corn and sorghum hybrids that are grown around the world. We breed wheat, corn and sorghum to be more tolerant of nature’s challenges, like plant diseases.
Protein-containing foods are important for good nutrition and maintenance of the body. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that annual meat production will need to double to feed 9 billion people in 2050. We provide seeds for crops like corn and soybeans that, when harvested, contribute to the diet for animals such as pigs, cows and chickens.