CONTACT

Marcel Bruins - Seed World Europe Editorial Director

Marcel Bruins studied plant breeding and plant pathology at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands and received a PhD for the research he did in Fusarium resistance in wheat. After that he worked for 10 years at plant breeding company Seminis Vegetables Seeds as manager of Plant Variety Protection. In 2007 he became secretary-general at the International Seed Federation (ISF) and guided the ISF into the modern era of communication, and greatly increased the service to its members. After seven successful years at ISF, he started as an independent consultant in the seed business. He led the secretariat of the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) through a phase of transition and continued working as their scientific advisor. Besides being the editorial director of European Seed magazine, he has been helping profit and non-profit organizations in the seed and grain sector with their questions on the seed industry and their ever-increasing regulations, plant breeding, plant breeders’ rights, intellectual property, trade facilitation and international outreach.
We take a look at what regenerative agriculture is, what seed companies are doing towards...

Ask yourself: when was the last time that you allowed yourself to change your mind...

A closer look at emerging plant diseases and strategies for their mitigation. WHY IT MATTERS:...

Dear readers of Seed World Europe, At Seed World Europe we are very passionate about placing the EU...

Welcome to our new and improved website! As you know, over the last few months,...

Now that the discussions on New Genomic Techniques (NGTs) and patenting are heating up, I...

How the BSPB continues to promote UK’s seed sector. WHY IT MATTERS The British Society...

Dear readers of Seed World Europe, Over the past year, we have shared hundreds of stories...

Seed World Europe wishes you happy holidays. And while you’re having a great time with...

Editor’s Note: GLOBAL SEED SECTOR TIMELINE. The moment that Seed World Group unveiled its global...

The whole team at Seed World U.S. wishes you and yours the happiest of holidays....

The whole team at Seed World U.S. wishes you and yours the happiest of holidays....

Learn how Europe is transitioning from eradication to mitigation strategies for controlling the spread of...
Did common sense prevail when cracking the Tombstone? Read this article to find out the...

Seed World Europe wishes you happy holidays. And while you’re having a great time with...

Seed World Europe wishes you happy holidays. And while you’re having a great time with...

Seed World Europe wishes you happy holidays. And while you’re having a great time with...

Seed World Europe wishes you happy holidays. And while you’re having a great time with...

Seed World Europe wishes you happy holidays. And while you’re having a great time with...

Seed World Europe wishes you happy holidays. And while you’re having a great time with...

A deep dive into the Multilateral Systems Approach Read Part 1 of the story here...

When Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 Feb. 2022, the biggest attack on a European country...

When Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 Feb. 2022, the biggest attack on a European country...

At Euroseeds 2023, held this year in St Julian’s, Malta, Vincent Descours, Seeds Managing Director,...

At Euroseeds 2023, held this year in St Julian’s, Malta, Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General of...

Update on the European H2020 INVITE Project WHY IT MATTERS Agriculture is increasingly being urged...

At Euroseeds 2023, held this year in St Julian’s, Malta, Marco van Leeuwen, ISF President...

At Euroseeds 2023, held this year in St Julian’s, Malta, Siuzana Grygorenko, Executive Director for...

At Euroseeds 2023, held this year in St Julian’s, Malta, Bert Scholte, Head of the...

On the last day of the Congress, the trade show was open until 16.00, as...

The trading floor and the exhibition booths were open again from 08.00 until 18.30. For...

The trading floor and the exhibition booths opened this morning at 08.00, closing for the...

With the new proposed EU legislation on Plant Reproductive Material now public, European Seed checked...
Learn how a new fertilizer technology is revolutionizing the agricultural industry and how it can...
Learn how to improve seed movement around the world with this comprehensive guide. Part 1...
Learn about the generational shift from Baby Boomers to Zoomers and how it is impacting...
I'm sorry we didn't find what you were looking for.
ONLINE PARTNERS
GLOBAL NEWS