Global food shortage? How advanced breeding could domesticate 50,000 wild, edible plants

Global food shortage? How advanced breeding could domesticate 50,000 wild, edible plants

GENETIC LITERACY PROJECT

\ January 5, 2016 /

We’re always talking about improving the crops we have — disease-resistant corn, vitamin-enhanced rices — but what about the plants we can eat but don’t? What about the hundreds of tubers and flowers and grains and beans that people have eaten in some capacity or another since time immemorial but have never been put through the process of domestication?

Visit: https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/01/05/global-food-shortage-how-advanced-breeding-could-domesticate-50000-wild-but-edible-plants/ to read the full article.

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