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Nearly 800 million people worldwide depend on cassava for survival — but this critical food source is under attack by entirely preventable viruses, says computational biologist and TED Senior Fellow Laura Boykin. She takes us to the farms in East Africa where she’s working with a diverse team of scientists to help farmers keep their crops healthy using a portable DNA lab and mini supercomputer that can identify viruses in hours, instead of months.

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48 comments

Ricardo Jordao 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Wow! PLEASE keep this up! Thank you!

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Cathy 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Thank you 😊

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Dzikrina Saira 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

I likw this kind of science thaf can contribute for a better society ❤

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Weslley da Luz 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Congrats Tree Lab! 👏👏

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yuddy2046 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Great work!

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mark vietti 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

this has cancer all over it

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Wooden ThingsAU 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Funny how they still spend more sheeple money on more tech to convince more sheeples that GMO crops are the way to go.. Nature has the answer but people with such a sheeple education wouldn't think to turn mothrr nature. Those white flies that get more & more resistant, then any farmer not having white fly troubles will cop it ten times harder when those Super resistant flies come along & find their crop.
Everyone knows GMO seeds are full of viruses, round up ready seeds.

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KushSYNdicate 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Permaculture and breeding programs…. Jesus christ!!! The smartest people in the world overlook the REAL answers. PLEASE LET ME HELP! SOMEONE READ THIS!!!!!!! Let me help! IGNORANCE is killing us!!!!

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view youtube 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

integrate this to a mobile phone pls..

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view youtube 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

ehm advertisement ehm…

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Hammer TTK 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

We have gotten to a point where Ted talks are literally presenting strategies that other speakers are speaking out against…

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Mufti Hossain 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

This is just a boastful ad that tells the audience literally zero important details

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Chris Consultant 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Interesting

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Harold Brownstein 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

These people are doing a good thing, a great thing. They are enabling these hard working farmers to feed themselves and prosper. There are other actual and potential benefits. Crops are sold and money is earned and spent which creates more economy and ultimately more employment.
Because of these scientists a new cycle of good has been created.
I am shocked to see these negative comments . There are people with twisted ideologies who find fault with everything.

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Bogdan-Vladimir D 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

🙂

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tim smith 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

I love this! Humans greatest ability is in problem solving. As long as we try to work together, nothing is unachievable.

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Umesh Sonune 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

I need this

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Jay Bojorquez 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

This video would've been better if the presentation were focused on those devices on stage and how they work rather than her virtue signaling.

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Jay Bojorquez 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

This is why we eat the animals instead.

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ali faris 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

أتمنى ترجمة الفيديو إلى العربية.

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Hesam Khoddami 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Why ted videos in app not sync with youtube videos?

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Lau祥安 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Well done👍👍👍

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Siddhant Singhania 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

I am so happy to see biology and physics actually being implemented together for the achievement of SDGs at a low cost and in the form of an efficient technological framework. You guys are the real heroes. Splendid.

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B uppy 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Great endeavor. Great ending.

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hj K 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

your technology was successful but can other farmer use it? If they can use, how much they must pay?

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Mdkthaght1 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

This lady glosses over all the real problems with that part of the world, but girl power.

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Sheesh 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

This has absolutely nothing to do with diversity and inclusion.
It’s actually pretty darn racist to think some upper middle class black researchers in the US have some kind of deep understanding or connection to east African peasants.
But hey, that’s TED/the left for you.

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Roo The conqueror 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

they are not hungry what a bullshit ted talk

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Stan Hensley 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

As a life long farmer I really get you have done.With our corn bean rotation here in the US we will maybe need to do the same thing. Time will tell. Keep up the good work.

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U Bright 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Please add subtitles

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Michael Owen 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

What am I watching?! Nothing and no one is resistant to the natural flow of Mother Earth. Your cute little computers will not plant healthy crops. The most a computer will do is tell you the seasons, a good farmer already knows. Your pesticides are poison, too the dirt, plants, bugs, birds and so on! Slowly killing yourselves. Burn the crops and till the dirt, let it heal. Plant new crop away from old. Hopefully the bugs, birds and other critters are not sick and are able to play their part in the natural flow of Mother Earth!

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Donny Sandley 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

When she said most of the farmers women 🤪🤔🤫

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Matt Roszak 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

> Scientist on stage literally trying to solve world hunger.
> Morons in the comments arguing over GMO and social justice conspiracy theories.
Stay classy, humanity.

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Super failing 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Amazing

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Schnitzel Inc. 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

F@%#+ng Monsanto! Seems they bought bulk spots on TED!

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Nicolas Sicard - Personne n'en parle 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

So is this open source? Can we do this too, using your technique?

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Marvin Dougherty 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

What kind of retarded person would dislike this

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Nicolas Sicard - Personne n'en parle 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Animal products waste about 75 % of all ressources.
We would have 400% more food if no one would farm animals.

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Jay Shin 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

This messing about with dna in food is going to have long term detrimental consequences who eat them

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question ade 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

What a load of utter bullshit. If what she is saying is true then why isn’t the question being asked, 'why all of a sudden are farmers losing crops that were until recently growing fine'? Once this is worked out then it’s probably very easy to rectify. What this liar is talking about is GM Monster crops. This is an infomercial for the likes of Monsanto/Bayer. Just listen to her language, how often did she mention 'diversity and inclusion'? She’s a sick woman working for some of the scummiest corporations on earth.

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PsychGeek 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new ones.

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nikidino8 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Or you could just reduce your meat consumtion a little.

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Víðarr Kerr 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

If you want to know what a healthy diet is, look at what your ancestors evolved eating. We are all different because of this. Some groups of people are lactose intolerant because their ancestors never drank milk, ate cheese and other "dairy" products, into adulthood. Some peoples don't digest fats efficiently and their bodies store them more than other peoples. Asians cannot tolerate the amounts of alcohol that descendants of Vikings can. One man's diet, is another man's poison. Understanding this relation between health, food, and ANCESTRY is fairly new, and has not made its way into medical doctors education, or practice, unfortunately.

So, what does this have to do with GMO food? Well, NONE of our ancestors evolved eating this laboratory food; that is a fact.

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Tim S 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Aka GMO.

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Ricky Ricardo 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Your necklaces are gorgeous in that plant looks amazing I want some I'd love to help

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Graham Jonathan 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

My wife’s knickers were stolen.

Thanks to DNA technology

300 blokes have been arrested.

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justine 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

gmo?

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そら 16/12/2021 - 4:14 Chiều

Golden rice might have saved world children…

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