Saving Seeds for next Green Revolution

Thu, Feb 10, 2011

Climate Change, Seeds

“Suddenly plant breeding is sexy. In recent months, soaring prices of food, coupled with fears of runaway climate change, have brought calls for a renaissance in agricultural research — to boost crop yields and deliver new varieties that can stand the heat and drought of a greenhouse world.

The world needs a repeat of the advances made during the last green revolution a generation ago, which doubled global food output.”

Wise  words from environmental journalist Fred Pearce in 2008 and even more important in 2011 ?

Read the full article at http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2065

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