Monthly Archives: November 2015

Basketball’s agriculture connection

By Brandie Piper Published Nov. 12, 2015 on Discover.Monsanto.com. Many people know James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891 while working at a YMCA training school in Massachusetts. But did you know the early years of the game … Continue reading

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A love affair with squash

By Brandie Piper Published Oct. 30, 2015 on Discover.Monsanto.com. Growing up in the Mojave Desert, Bill Johnson’s parents prohibited him from squirting water from the hose for fun in his backyard. There was one exception, however: his parents permitted him … Continue reading

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Are farming jobs endangered? Hardly

By Brandie Piper Published Oct. 22, 2015 on Discover.Monsanto.com. A recent article published by CareerCast.com added an interesting profession to its list of most-endangered jobs of 2015 – farmers. A more thorough look at farming dynamics and the numbers paints … Continue reading

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Hooray for squash!

By Brandie Piper Published Oct. 17, 2015 on Discover.Monsanto.com. You know that successful cousin you have who always needs to be the center of attention at family reunions? That’s the pumpkin. Pumpkins get all of the praise this time of … Continue reading

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Pulp to peduncle: Parts of a pumpkin

By Brandie Piper Published Oct. 9, 2015 on Discover.Monsanto.com. Ornamental pumpkins are the variety that is synonymous with autumn, Halloween carvings, and Thanksgiving. But do you know the names of the essential parts of this famous squash? Peduncle Most people … Continue reading

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Why you should care about the World Food Prize

By Brandie Piper Published Oct. 14, 2015 on Discover.Monsanto.com. This week scientists, academics, government officials and non-governmental organization representatives will gather in Des Moines, Iowa to honor the 2015 World Food Prize winner,Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. Established in 1986 by … Continue reading

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Apples weren’t originally for eating

By Brandie Piper Published Sept. 26, 2015 on Discover.Monsanto.com. The popular phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” can be a reminder to incorporate nutritious fruits into your daily diet as part of a balanced meal, and modern … Continue reading

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