Superhero Barley

The International Atomic Energy Authority have released some new videos to their YouTube chan­nel that may interest bot­an­ists. The most rel­ev­ant video is The Birth of Centenario. This is about the breed­ing of a new strain of bar­ley for the Andean high­lands. The video shows how cross-breeding from mutant plants bom­barded with radi­ation has pro­duced a new strain of bar­ley cap­able of feed­ing humans in the high­lands of Peru.

The other videos are More Food with Better Soil and Food for the Future. These join clas­sics like Better Fruit with Nuclear Technology.

I’m going to have a happy even­ing brows­ing the IAEA’s video chan­nel.

Alun Salt. ORCID 0000-0002-1261-4283

When he's not the web developer for AoB Blog, Alun Salt researches something that could be mistaken for the archaeology of science. His current research is about whether there's such a thing as scientific heritage and if there is how would you recognise it?

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