Thứ Ba, 15 tháng 6, 2010
Cary Fowler: One seed at a time, protecting the future of food (Một hạt giống tại một thời điểm, bảo vệ tương lai của thực phẩm)
I've been fascinated with crop diversity for about 35 years from now, ever since I stumbled across a fairly obscure academic article by a guy named Jack Harlan. And he described the diversity within crops -- all the different kinds of wheat and rice and such -- as a genetic resource. And he said, "This genetic resource," -- and I'll never forget the words -- "stands between us and catastrophic starvation on a scale we cannot imagine."