TLF ID M016757
This radio interview discusses how Global Crop Diversity Trust is trying to conserve the biodiversity of the world's agricultural crops. A network of seed banks is being developed, together with a backup in a mountain in Norway. Just 10 or 12 crops dominate human nutrition. And there's turnover in varieties as crops are developed to resist pests and disease. There are hundreds of seed banks around the world. But these are at risk. The Norway establishment is an insurance policy. Download the audio or view the transcript of this ABC radio interview.