Speaker Name(s): Istvan Rajcan, PhD Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
Description: Plant breeding and hunting are two of the oldest skills used by mankind. Almost all food that we eat today is the direct or indirect result of plant breeding efforts. What is plant breeding? What would happen without it? Can we do it better? How about that small yellow seed filled with nutrients called Soybean (and why should we thank the Chinese)?