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Taking On the Five Horsemen: Drought, Malnutrition, Obesity, Poverty, and Pesticide Pollution

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Posted: May 20, 2014

Lecture date: May 14, 2014. Montana State University professor and plant pathologist David Sands discusses his work in researching bacteria that play a role in battling crop diseases. His work addresses the problems of drought, malnutrition, obesity, poverty, and pesticide solution through developing healthful, disease-resistant grains.

Sands received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his work to fight malnutrition in Kenya. He has developed a way to improve farming of corn, millet, and sorghum by inhibiting the growth of a parasitic weed. Previously, the women farming these crops had to spend up to 80 percent of their time pulling weeds for three to five months a year.

Video Posted: May 20, 2014 | Running time: 45:07

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