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Audio Conserving seeds of agricultural crops

TLF ID M016757

This radio interview discusses how Global Crop Diversity Trust is trying to conserve the biodiversity of the world's agricultural crops. A network of seed banks is being developed, together with a backup in a mountain in Norway. Just 10 or 12 crops dominate human nutrition. And there's turnover in varieties as crops are developed to resist pests and disease. There are hundreds of seed banks around the world. But these are at risk. The Norway establishment is an insurance policy. Download the audio or view the transcript of this ABC radio interview.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource addresses the Australian Curriculum cross curriculum priority, Sustainability for capable year 10 students as it describes attempts to maintain genetic diversity of food crops.
Year level

9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Science
  • Technologies

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: ABC - Science Show
  • Organization: ABC - Science Show
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Science Show
  • Organization: ABC - Science Show
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Audio
Rights
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.