Ep. 277: The Problem of Depressed Potatoes
The humble potato emerged from the mountains of Peru to become a staple food around the world. Today, the potato suffers from inbreeding or 'depression' that's reducing its nutrition and productivity. What can be done? Shambhavi Naik joins Aditya Ramanathan, Anirudh Kanisetti to discuss the surprising past of the potato and why GM technology is crucial to its future.
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