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Why we should grow food for future generations | Esther Meduna | TEDxBasel
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Added Aug 12, 2016
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Should a cauliflower be valued like the Mona Lisa? What would it mean to us if we lost the cauliflower as a species? The world has experienced a 75 percent decrease in horticultural diversity in the past 150 years. Esther Meduna explores the causes of this decline, the risk this poses and what the average person can do to help reverse the process.

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Esther Meduna has loved plants since childhood, a love which eventually led her to study botany in Zurich, where she gave tours for schools through the university’s botanical gardens. Esther came to ProSpecieRara with an extremely broad professional experience in the fields of botany, databases and didactics. Previously, she has worked as a high school teacher, at the Swiss Youth in Science Foundation and in applied biodiversity research.
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