Seed Hunter

46 min.
One of the first casualties of global warming will be food crops. Australian scientist Ken Street and his team of ‘gene detectives’ are hunting for plant genes that could help our food withstand the impact of 21st century global warming. Seed Hunter is a remarkable journey from the drought ravaged farms of Australia, to the heart of the Middle East, to the mountains of Tajikistan, to secure planet saving plants and store the bounty in the newly constructed seed bank known as the ‘doomsday vault.’ Along the way they meet farmers struggling to grow crops in a climate gone haywire, and scientists working at the front line of gene technology to save tomorrow’s food.