Satisfy global hunger with breadfruitâ€“expert says
Uploaded: 16 Feb, 2009
Recording Date: 13 Feb, 0200
Recording Location: UBC, Vancouver, CiTR 101.9 FM
Topical for: 1 Year
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Sarah Ripplinger
Program Title: Satisfy global hunger with breadfruitâ€“expert says
Description: Food scarcity is a global problem, but experts are now working on mass producing a tree that could help to end hunger in many regions. The drought-resistant breadfruit tree produces hundreds of kilograms of breadfruits â€“ protein-rich, starchy fruits that are a mix between a banana and a potato â€“ each year. A global market in breadfruit could mean a stable and sustainable food crop or it could mean another corporate takeover. Susan Murch, Canada research chair in natural products chemistry and assistant professor at UBC Okanagan, provides some insight into how breadfruit is making inroads in the international food industry.
Host(s): Sarah Ripplinger
Featured Speakers/Guests: Susan Murch, assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, and Canada research chair in natural products chemistry.
Credits: Sarah Ripplinger
NewsType: News Reports
Health > Food and Nutrition
Environment > Agriculture
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