Podcast: Wild plants help protect key food crops from climate change, disease

| | December 5, 2019
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Call it a tale of science and derring-do. An international team of researchers has spent six years fanning across the globe, gathering thousands of samples of wild relatives of crops. Their goal: to preserve genetic diversity that could help key crops survive in the face of climate change. At times, the work put these scientists in some pretty extreme situations.

 

Original podcast: Raiders Of The Lost Crops: Scientists Race Against Time To Save Genetic Diversity

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