The opening of a global seed bank in Norway highlights the vital role seeds play in the global food chain. Diane and her guests discuss the role of seed banks, the importance of crop diversity, and the relationship between corporate and private farmers.

Guests

  • Rick Weiss Science reporter for "The Washington Post"
  • Cary Fowler Executive director, Global Crop Diversity Trust and co-author of "Shattering: Food, Politics, and the Loss of Genetic Diversity."
  • Aaron Whaley Seed Savers Exchange
  • Hope Shand Research Director of the ETC Group, a non-profit research and advocacy organization.
  • Stephen Smith Research fellow at Pioneer Hi-Bred
  • Peter Bretting A National Program Leader with the USDA/ARS's plant genebank system

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