Why crop diversity matters

Posted on July 18th, 2010 by

Here’s an interesting piece, called “Why the UK Should Pay More Attention to Its Food,” which discusses the reasons that diversity in our plant species matters. Read into it and you’ll find a discussion of Cary Fowler and the Global Seed Bank project. ““It would cost $30million to conserve wheat, one of the world’s most important crops, theoretically forever. That seems like a pretty good investment to me.”

 

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