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PODCAST: Q&A with Rob Dunn, author of Never Out of Season

Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future

Rob Dunn
Little, Brown and Company
2017
336 pp.
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With little regard for pests and pathogens, we increasingly rely on a dwindling diversity of crops to keep us fed. This week on the Science podcast, Jennifer Golbeck interviews biologist Rob Dunn about the risks facing staple food crops and the precarious state of modern food production.

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About the author

Jennifer Golbeck is at the Social Intelligence Lab, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.