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.
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NSW syllabus outcomes
(SC5-15LW) explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society
Australian curriculum content descriptions
(ACSSU185) The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence
(ACSHE230) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research
- Resource type:
- ScOT topics:
- Seeds, Biodiversity
- File type:
- ABC - Science Show
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- Date created:
- Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Resource ID: a3808f57-46ed-46c8-9141-2803082f1111