In 1970, Dr. John Franz discovered the herbicidal properties of a certain chemical. That chemical, now known as glyphosate, would become the active ingredient in Roundup herbicides, the world's top selling herbicides.
In honor of this discovery, Dr. Franz will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio, joining the illustrious company of George Washington Carver, Eli Whitney, and John Deere.
I'm very honored to be recognized by the Hall of Fame, mostly because it's a recognition of the entire team of scientists who worked on and supported the development of Roundup herbicides," says Dr. Franz. "Thinking back on it, we never imagined glyphosate would become part of a product that is now a household name."