Keith & Russ talk with David Dierig, Research Leader, Location Coordinator, Plant and Animal Genetic Resources Preservation Research with the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture). Dierig talks about the center's gene bank, which provides long-term preservation of diverse genetic resources for U.S. food & agriculture. Their gene bank is the most diverse in the world, and could be used to restore plant and/or animal populations in case of a catastrophe. http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=54-02-05-03
Aired April 7, 2013.