Live: Farewell, Yuan Longping, ‘father of hybrid rice’

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    Yuan Longping, the globally renowned Chinese agronomist known for developing the first hybrid rice strains, died at 13:07 BJT on Saturday at the age of 91.

    He has helped China work a great wonder — feeding nearly one-fifth of the world’s population with less than nine percent of the world’s total land. Join for the special program to bid farewell to the father of hybrid rice, the man who brought millions out of starvation, the man who devoted over 50 years of his life to scientific research and changed the world with hybrid rice.

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