March 16, 2009

Antibiotics in the Food Chain

With Holly Dolliver, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Geology/Soil Science, Department of Plant and Earth Science, University of Wisconsin-River Falls), and John A. Herrmann, DVM MPH (Assistant Clinical Professor, Veterinary Clinical Medicine Section Head, Community Health and Preventive Medicine Director, DVM/MPH Program, University of Illinois)

August 05, 2008

Banana: The Fate Of The Fruit That Changed The World

Guest: Dan Koeppel.

What if Eve's apple in the Garden of Eden was actually a banana? Today on Focus, we're joined by author Dan Koeppel to talk about the history of the popular fruit, as well as the danger it is currently facing from a fast-moving blight in plantations worldwide. In the race to save this beloved snack, bananas grown in test tubes may be our last hope.

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