Jan 8, 2016
PBS documentary looks at Cornell’s broccoli research

A PBS documentary looks at Björkman’s broccoli research. Photo: PBS’ “In Defense of Food”

A web exclusive to the PBS documentary In Defense of Food takes a look at
broccoli research being conducted by Thomas Björkman, horticulture professor at Cornell University. Björkman and the Eastern Broccoli Project are breeding new varieties of broccoli that thrive in the eastern climate, aiming to reduce the demand for the vegetable grown and shipped from California.

“We’re hoping that having a fresher product with less transportation time might actually make a broccoli that tastes better to people and that they’ll eat more of it,” Björkman said.

For more information, visit the Eastern Broccoli Project website. To view the PBS web exclusive, visit the PBS website.

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