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4/2/10: Saving the World's Harvest

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By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Salt Lake City, Utah – There's a reason wheat is called the staff of life; those amber waves of grain constitute 25 percent of the world's calories. But what happens when pests, plagues and politics threaten wheat crops? Join guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce for a discussion about seed banks and one scientist's mission to save wheat from bugs, disease and corporate thieves.

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