Farm Progress America, May 25, 2018

Max Armstrong shares the story of a crop being grown that could save sharks

Max Armstrong shares an interesting story about research that uses tobacco plants to produce a product called squalene. The genetically enhanced crop produces a product widely used in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, but it comes from sharks. Max tells the story.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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