The Bridge

National Heroes with John & BeiBei

June 02, 2021 John St. Augustine Season 1 Episode 275
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National Heroes with John & BeiBei
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The Bridge
National Heroes with John & BeiBei
Jun 02, 2021 Season 1 Episode 275
John St. Augustine

Yuan Longping, a Chinese plant scientist whose breakthroughs in developing high-yield hybrid strains of rice helped to alleviate famine and poverty across much of Asia and Africa, passed away recently at the age of 90. Also known as "The Father of Hybrid Rice" his work made him a national hero, and the outpouring of grief was echoed by BeiBei as she shares the life of this remarkable man.

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Yuan Longping, a Chinese plant scientist whose breakthroughs in developing high-yield hybrid strains of rice helped to alleviate famine and poverty across much of Asia and Africa, passed away recently at the age of 90. Also known as "The Father of Hybrid Rice" his work made him a national hero, and the outpouring of grief was echoed by BeiBei as she shares the life of this remarkable man.