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Talking Biotech: How rice became one of the world’s most important food crops

, | April 16, 2018
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Kevin Folta: University of Florida plant geneticist Kevin Folta launched Talking Biotech in 2015.    More details

Rice is a world food staple with an incredible story. Susan McCouch from Cornell University has been studying rice genetics for decades, and directs efforts in rice education in conjunction with the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. This episode features interesting stories about rice origins, early selection, variation and domestication. It is a fascinating look at the details behind an important food crop.

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