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Podcast Series Shares Harvest of NASA Advances in Agriculture
09.23.09
 
Sarah DeWitt
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301- 286-0535
sarah.l.dewitt@nasa.gov

Release No. 09-067

GREENBELT, Md. -- A new NASA podcast series spotlights scientific advances in monitoring agricultural production and landscape changes that affect the sustainability of the world's food supply. The videos also examine the partnerships between NASA and other government agencies concerned with the availability of food.

Beginning September 23, a new episode in the series “Science for a Hungry World” will be posted online each Wednesday through October 28. Podcasts will cover: land use and land cover change; sustainability of food availability and access; the essential interplay of water and agriculture; the future of the world’s food system; and joint agriculture projects between NASA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The podcasts are part of a summer-long series of news stories, image features, videos, and other multimedia exploring how NASA’s unique vantage point from space provides benefits to agriculture in the U.S. and abroad.

The public may view the podcast series at NASA's main Web site, at NASA's Earth Observatory, on iTunes and through social networking sites, including YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

To view the entire podcast series on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/ag_casts/index.html