In Defense of Food | Clip | Web Extra: Broccoli Man
More than 90%of the nation’s broccoli is grown in California, because its sunny days and cool desert nights are perfect for the vegetable. But if you live in the East the broccoli you buy is likely to be a week old. So Cornell’s Thomas Bjorkman is trying to breed new varieties that will thrive in the east. His goal: fresher, better-tasting local broccoli that will entice more people to eat it.