Biodiversity and Food Security

Posted on July 1st, 2010 by

At a Capitol Hill briefing on June 16 sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, “Paul Gepts, a geneticist and professor of agronomy at the University of California, Davis, warned that inadequate crop biodiversity in the United States could hamstring American farmers as climate change intensifies.”

This topic will be sure to get considerable airplay at Nobel Conference, thanks to the presence of Cary Fowler, Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, and the guy who launched the giant seed bank in Svalbard (pictured at right, just so you can get a good idea of why they’d put a seed bank there).

 

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