Listen to HVN’s Chief Scientist Professor Richard Mithen being interviewed by Kathryn Ryan on RNZ’s Nine to Noon programme at 11.30am today.

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Richard will talk about the contrasting backstories of kūtai (or green shell mussels), kūmara and kiwi fruit, and the scientific research that’s being conducted on them today. Richard is also giving a public lecture on this topic on Thursday 7 May. Register your interest to receive a link to the webinar.