Podcast: TED Talks series - Cary Fowler: One Seed at a Time, Protecting the Future of Food
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TED Talks series, FILMED JUL 2009 - POSTED AUG 2009 - TEDGlobal 2009
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring.
To explain the importance of preserving genetic and biodiversity in food.
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Listen >> TED Talks: Cary Fowler: One Seed at a Time, Protecting the Future of Food
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To explain the importance of genetic and biodiversity in food, and understanding how seeds of food are saved and preserved to keep species from going extinct.
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Biodiversity warrior Cary Fowler wants to save the world from agricultural collapse, one seed at a time. Full Bio>>
Talks, T. (2012). Podcast: TED Talks series - Cary Fowler: One Seed at a Time, Protecting the Future of Food.