Why Are Virginia Scientists Planting African Crops?

Until some huge new change happens we’ll need to eat to live. Humanity’s quest for food has shaped where we live, how we work together, and has impacted society, science, technology, you name it. The world has a diverse history of foods that grow in many different environments. Humanity has also transplanted crops all over the globe and has usher in the era of modern agriculture, but what happens when the environment for specific crops changes? No better way to dig into this than by asking today’s big question: Why are Virginia scientists planting African crops? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Judging from Instagram and the ever growing foodie culture everywhere, it’s easy to see that food is a vital part of the…

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