Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
The opening of a global seed bank in Norway highlights the vital role seeds play in the global food chain. Diane and her guests discuss the role of seed banks, the importance of crop diversity, and the relationship between corporate and private farmers.
- Peter Bretting a National Program Leader with the USDA/ARS's plant genebank system
- Stephen Smith Research fellow at Pioneer Hi-Bred
- Hope Shand Research Director of the ETC Group, a non-profit research and advocacy organization.
- Aaron Whaley Seed Savers Exchange
- Cary Fowler executive director, Global Crop Diversity Trust and co-author of "Shattering: Food, Politics, and the Loss of Genetic Diversity."
- Rick Weiss science reporter for "The Washington Post"
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