February 28, 2020

Episode 221: How science can help feed the world

Using scientific tools to answer the challenge of feeding the world's population.

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How science can help feed the world

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Episode 221: Agriculture and environmental sciences researcher Howard-Yana Shapiro

Society faces difficult challenges to grow enough food, battle disease, and to do it quickly, not just in the United States but globally. Agriculture and environmental sciences researcher Howard-Yana Shapiro discusses some innovative and unconventional ideas that give hope for the future. Shapiro will be the featured presenter for the University of Arizona College of Science public lecture series on Tuesday.

Howard-Yana Shapiro spoke with Tim Swindle, director of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

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