A crew from the new English language all-news television network, Al Jazeera, which is headquartered in Doha, Qatar, paid a visit to El Batán on Wednesday. They came to videotape segments of a story they are doing about maize in Mexico and the price of tortillas. Journalist Susana Seijas interviewed Tom Payne about the germplasm bank and how its resources could be tapped to improve maize in Mexico. The crew also videotaped activities at the Applied Biotechnology Center (ABC). The story is expected to be broadcast around the world next week.
Unfortunately Al Jazeera is not available in Mexico except via high-speed internet connections, though you may be able to watch it in Turkey, Pakistan, India and other CIMMYT regional locations.