Podcast: There’s more to plant breeding than GMOs. Overlooked biotech tools help develop new crops

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When most people hear the term biotechnology they think GMOs. It’s important to know that biotechnology is much more than just GMOs because understanding this helps us to understand how scientists are helping to provide food for the seven billion people on the planet.

In this episode of the Wheat School, Dr. Harpinder Randawa, research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Lethbridge, explains the importance of the biotech tools that they use on a day-to-day basis. These can shave years off the time it takes to make new varieties of wheat available to farmers.

Original podcast: Wheat School: Biotech tools are vital here, and for developing countries

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