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Moving forward into a changing climate, and with our agricultural system being set up in a way that decreases natural diversity, it is extremely important that we have a system in place to preserve our resources. The National Center for Genetic Resource Preservation, also known as NCGRP, does just that. Christina tells us about what originally drew her to the science of seed banking and explains how seeds are actually stored. We were...

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In this episode of the Future of Food we bring the conversation to Nathan Shaw, an activist from here in Fort Collins who addresses food security from a much more social perspective. Although we focus on his involvement here within the local community, most of the social aspects we cover can be applied across the world. That being said, we spent most of the conversation discussing the minutiae of Vindeket Foods, which a local...

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We all learnt about human nutrition early on in school years, but it is always good to revisit old knowledge and see how the science has changed. We wanted to learn more about some of the common human ailments related to food and its consumption, whether it be lack of access to sufficient food, or even its overconsumption, we brought in an expert from CSU’s Food Science and Human Nutrition department to discuss these and other issues...

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In this edition of the Future of Food, we continue the food conversation with another Colorado State University Specialist this time with a special focus on wheat breeding.  Wheat is a global commodity, so common that it is often overlooked. We discuss plant breeding and plant genetics throughout the conversation, yet we tackle this topic from a new perspective. Wheat may not be a hot topic in most social circles, but it very well...

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There is a significant amount of misinformation regarding genetically modified (GM) foods, and mainstream media often suggest that you must be either vehemently for or radically against GM foods. We wanted to sort through some of the commonly held opinions and evaluate what information is scientifically valid. Our priority is obtaining real facts, and so we brought in an expert in to help educate us, and hopefully our listeners, more...

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