Scientists hunt wild relatives of food crops to bolster defences

Published: 3/12/2019
Scientists hunt wild relatives of food crops to bolster defences
Source: NEWS.YAHOO.COM

Scientists have been on a global search for the wild relatives of our food crops, hoping to bolster their defences against disease and climate change, a study showed Tuesday. Humans have domesticated wild plants for some 10,000 years to provide food but in doing so they have bred out many of their natural defences, leaving them -- and us -- potentially exposed. "A wild relative of one of these cr

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