In the presence of HRH King Willem Alexander, the Dutch Government through Minister Kamp honoured Solynta as Dutch National Icon for its breakthrough discovery ”Hybrid Potatoes from True seeds".

“This breakthrough technique makes it possible to grow potatoes from true-seed instead of seed-tubers and makes targeted breeding possible. Valuable traits can now be utilized quickly, like disease resistance, nutritional value, and higher yields. Solynta underlines with this project the important Dutch contribution to the global food supply", says Dutch Minister of economic affairs, Henk Kamp.

Dutch National Icon

The Dutch government laureates both innovative as well as breakthrough projects which will contribute to future wealth and well-being and contributes to solving important societal problems. Through this competition the Dutch Government wants to inspire the Netherlands and showcase Dutch excellence to the world.

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