Xiaohua Yang, Ph.D.

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Xiaohua Yang, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer of Euddia

Dr. Yang conducted her Ph.D. studies and post-doc research at Cornell University, Department of Horticulture. As a post-doc research fellow, her research was focused on how different factors such as crop load, nitrogen level and canopy position affect the metabolism of apple trees and ultimately fruit quality. Her previous research topics include plant architecture, plant hormones and increasing salt tolerance of rice through genetic engineering. Dr. Yang is interested in the interface of agriculture and business as well as communicating complex scientific ideas to the general public. She is currently working at Euddia, a startup company she co-founded. 

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Posted on: September 2, 2014
Response from Xiaohua Yang, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer of Euddia • December 16, 2014
I very much agree with you that GMO foods have been proven safe for human consumption for the past several decades.  Here are a few additional points that I’d like to point out to answer your question.    First, humans have been modifying our foods for more than ten thousands of years. The domestication of agricultural crops was a process of selecting certain genetic compositions that were more beneficial for human consumption. Traditional breeding continues this process... Read More
Posted on: June 3, 2014
Response from Xiaohua Yang, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer of Euddia • August 21, 2014
Thank you very much for your question. I assume your use of the word “pesticide” is in its most common sense, which means it can be any type of plant-protection product that shields plants from damaging influences from weeds, pathogens or insects. Thus, for crops the term “pesticide” generally comprises three types of products: herbicide to control weeds, insecticides to control insects and fungicide to control plant diseases. “GMO” is short for “genetically modified organism,” so I... Read More
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