The Botanic Matchmakers that Could Save Our Food Supply

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Takeaways:

  • Research teams are looking at the ways indigenous crops are surviving despite unpredictable climate conditions and without the use of pesticides and fertilizers.
  • They want to understand how we can utilize these crops to feed the population as climate change worsens.
  • Plant scientists also stress the need for cooperation with official government or tribal representatives to ensure that wild relative discoveries are applied to climate-resilient cultivation of domesticated crops in their centres of origin.

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