Everything we eat either comes directly or indirectly from plants, and the spread of plant diseases and pests that damage our food crops can cost global agriculture $540 billion a year.
In episode 2 of our Branch Out podcast, No Plants No Food, put on your detective hat and lab coat and enter the restricted area of the PlantClinic with Branch Out host, Vanessa Fuchs and Senior Research Scientist, Dr Edward Liew. Go deep into the strange and microscopic world of fungi to discover how Dr Liew and his team are identifying, researching and controlling thousands of deadly diseases which threaten our food crops and native plants.
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