Cherries are a perennial favorite fruit. However, they are a tree, so their genetic improvement is slow. Episode 27 features Dr. Amy Iezzoni, as she discusses cherry genetic origins and efforts to improve cherry through traditional breeding.
In part two, Kevin Folta responds to emailed concerns of the presence of herbicides, like glyphosate, in urine, breast milk and German beer. Are herbicide residue ending up in your favorite happy hour beverage? Folta clarifies fears.
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