Lane Selman, founder of the Culinary Breeding Network, enriches the science of plant breeding using the colour and engagement that the arts, humanities and convivial discussion bring.
In this episode of the Plant Breeding Stories podcast, Lane explains how her passions for agriculture, food and art collided to unite diverse perspectives from plant breeders, farmers, consumers and chefs. She describes how a conversation can sometimes transcend science to deliver practical value and shares how an overly data oriented approach can only answer the questions we think to ask.
Lane celebrates diversity in food production and explores the eclectic motivations of plant breeders. Her thoughtful insights challenge some traditional perceptions about crop improvement and the food system.