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The Viking in the Wheat Field: A Scientist's Struggle to Preserve the World's Harvest

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In 1999, a terrifying new form of stem rust--spotted in Uganda and dubbed "UG99"--quickly turned robust golden wheat fields into dark, tangled ruins. ... Show synopsis

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  • The Viking in the Wheat Field: A Scientist's Struggle to Preserve the World's Harvest (Walker & Company) – Trade paperback (2010)
    by Susan Dworkin

    The Viking in the Wheat Field: A Scientist's Struggle to Preserve the World's Harvest

    Trade paperback, Walker & Company
    2010
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    239 pages

    ISBN: 0802778100
    ISBN-13: 9780802778109

    For thirty years, Danish plant scientist Bent Skovmand served as adviser to dozens of countries and hunted for seeds with genes to resist disease and such environmental stresses as drought, flooding, and global warming. In an era when multinational corporations often jealously guarded patents on plant breeding, Skovmand fought to keep his seed bank a free, open scientific exchange for breeders and farmers everywhere. By telling the story of Skovmand and his colleagues, "The Viking in the Wheat Field" sheds welcome light on ... Show more

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