Episode 03: Crop Protection and Sustainability
In this episode, I interview Dr. Jan Leach about her research into maintaining and protecting our global food supply. We discuss the challenges posed by an increasingly warm climate and rapidly growing population to the future of agricultural production. Dr. Leach’s research aims to develop robust, disease resistant crops that will sustain the global population far into the future.
“The question is, can we sustain large cropping systems the way we’ve produced [them]? Another way to look at it is… can we afford not to?” -Dr. Jan Leach