Science Of The Seed: A Joint Broadcast With IPR

Feb 20, 2013

Corn plants grow in a roof-top greenhouse at Monsanto's Chesterfield Village Research Facility
Corn plants grow in a roof-top greenhouse at Monsanto's Chesterfield Village Research Facility
Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

People have been cross-breeding plants for thousands of years, manipulating traits in agricultural crops from generation to generation. When scientists discovered that they could actually modify the genes of these plants in a laboratory, the landscape of agriculture changed dramatically -- and fast.


In this special joint broadcast with Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe, we explore the science of seeds, as a continuation of the Harvest Public Media series.