scientist 68: the crop scientist – Julian Little & products for farming (2014)

This podcast concerns the science of food crops. The growing world population leads to a demand to farm the land several times more effectively than we used to. But growing crops comes with risks. The farmer wants a guarantee that their efforts bear fruit. Consumers obviously want a guarantee that their food is free from harmful extras. What can be done to ensure the farmer’s crop succeeds? And what is being done to ensure our food is safe to eat? Roger Frost talks with Dr Julian Little, a crop specialist at world leading science company Bayer Crop Science in Cambridge.

Follow-up link

  • Find advice on pests, weeds, new seeds and plant diseases at www.bayercropscience.co.uk
  • Facts on Bayer, the company at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer

26/07/2014 Tagged 105science, biology, Cambridge Science Centre, Daniel Edward, environment, gm crops, herbicide, nature, organic food, pesticide, Roger Frost

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