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Talking Biotech: Why is the government not funding research into the most nutritious foods?

| April 16, 2017 |

What are “specialty crops”? These are the crops of the produce aisle: essentially all fruits, vegetables and nuts. These are high-value crops that receive relatively little research funding compared to other types of the big-ag crops, things like corn, wheat, sugar and soy. Helena Bottemiller-Evich is the Senior Food and Ag Reporter for Politico, and asks the question, “20?” Helena discusses the paradox of funding for fruits and veggies and shares great stories of iceberg lettuce, post-harvest packaging, tribal thinking, and how we communicate topics like biotechnology.

Helena’s March 8, 2017, article: The Vegetable Technology Gap

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