Library / A-seed-at-a-time-protecting-the-future-of-food

A seed at a time, protecting the future of food

23 Jun 2014 Milad Moodi
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring.

About speaker

Morgan Carrington Fowler, Jr. is an American agriculturalist and the former executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust . Read more about him.

useful language

conception

an idea about what something is like, or a general understanding of something

 economical

using money, time, goods etc carefully and without wasting any  

distinct

clearly different or belonging to a different type

diversity

the fact of including many different types of people or things

adapt

to gradually change your behaviour and attitudes in order to be successful in a new situation

sustainable

able to continue without causing damage to the environment

conflict

fighting or a war

context

the situation, events, or information that are related to something and that help you to understand it

dominant

more powerful, important, or noticeable than other people or things

Downloadable(s)

To download the file(s),