Here’s a broadcast from KPLU radio that reports on research being conducted by Dr. Stephen Jones of Washington State University (Pullman). Dr. Jones has been an ongoing inspiration to many of us in the world of plant breeding. He was the first plant breeder I asked to join the board of Organic Seed Alliance, and was honored when he accepted. He’s a public plant breeder who believes and acts from a standpoint that his job is to improve the public good via improving wheat varieties. He’s not working for royalties, for corporate favors, or a new campus building bought and built by Monsanto with a bronze plaque honoring his name. And he teaches his students these ethics along with excellent classical plant breeding methods.
Enough of me. The radio broadcast.