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Video: "Seeds for Tomorrow"
What was the effect of the 1985
drought in Ethiopia on crop diversity?
What is meant by a "native crop?"
Name some crops native to North America.
What is crop diversity?
What are the major centers of crop
diversity? What are the characteristics of these areas?
What are some advantages of crop
Using the potato as a model,
describe the importance of culture on our use of food plants. Why were people
slow to accept the potato? What caused the Irish potato famine?
What is Southern corn blight?
What lessons did we learn from
from this disease?
What is the Green Revolution?
What are some of the
advantages/disadvantages of replacing old varieties with new ones?
What is a seed bank? Why are they
What are some threats to crop
diversity? What are some current alternatives?
Who owns genetic diversity?
Last updated: 04/01/2005 / � Copyright by SG Saupe