Growing the future is a report from the Royal Society of Biology Plant Science Group, published under its previous name, the UK Plant Sciences Federation.


Launched in January 2019, the report highlights to policymakers and others the excellence of plant science in the UK, and its importance to the biosciences, the economy, and society both at home and around the world.

Growing the future describes the potential of plant science to improve fundamental knowledge, enable better diet quality, increase crop productivity, enhance environmental sustainability and create new products and manufacturing processes.

Download a PDF copy of Growing the future (or click on the report). To request a printed copy, please contact Jonathan Carruthers.

Front cover growing the future report


The organisation’s earlier report, UK Plant Science: Current status and future challenges (2014) published the results of the first ever analysis of activities across the UK's plant science sector.