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Monday, July 8, 2013

To feed the future, we must mine the wealth of the world's seed banks today

To feed the future, we must mine the wealth of the world's seed banks today
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jul 08, 2013 - With fewer than a dozen flowering plants out of 300,000 species accounting for 80 percent of humanity's caloric intake, people need to tap unused plants to feed the world in the near future, claims Cornell University plant geneticist Susan McCouch in the Comment feature of the July 4 issue of Nature. To keep pace with population growth and rising incomes around the world, researchers estim ... morehttp://www.seeddaily.com/reports/To_feed_the_future_we_must_mine_the_wealth_of_the_worlds_seed_banks_today_999.html

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