- Previous episode S02E03 - Lost City of Life
- Number S02E04
- Director Ann Druyan
- Writers Ann Druyan, Brannon Braga
In the first half of the 20th century pioneering geneticist Nikolai Vavilov traveled 5 continents assembling a treasury of the worlds seeds. He dreamed that science could be the means to end hunger. His refusal to tell a scientific lie cost him his life. The heroism of his colleagues and its direct impact on your life is one of the most stirring stories in the history of science.