Gail Taylor Wants Watercress to Be the Next Kale (Podcast with Gail Taylor)

Gail Taylor, UC Davis
Gail Taylor, UC Davis

Gail Taylor Wants Watercress to Be the Next Kale (Podcast)

Gail Taylor, UC Davis.
Gail Taylor, UC Davis.

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and University of California, Davis, teamed up to tackle an important topic: food safety. At the Breeding Crops for Enhanced Food Safety Conference in June, Alex Martin sat down with Gail Taylor, a professor and chair of the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis.

Together, they talked about the difficulties in breeding leafy greens for food safety and why it’s imperative to begin thinking about how plant breeders can contribute to food safety. In the future, Taylor really wants to have the ability to breed a safer-to-eat lettuce.

Listen to the podcast here:

 

(Podcast by Alex Martin, SeedWorld)

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Read about the Breeding Crops for Enhanced Food Safety Conference.

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Gail Taylor
Conference chair Maeli Melotto (Plant Sciences professor, UC Davis), Parag Chitnis (USDA NIFA deputy director), Gail Taylor (Plant Sciences chair and professor, UC Davis), and co-chair Allen Van Deynze (Plant Sciences researcher, UC Davis) at the Breeding Crops for Enhanced Food Safety conference at UC Davis. (photo Ann Filmer/UC Davis)

 

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