A molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk says altruism is the answer to many of the world's most pressing challenges. Can concern for others help solve wealth inequality, climate change and world hunger?
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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