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Seeking sustainable crops

Elisabeth Braw at the Guardian tells us about the search for sustainable crops. She says that we in the rich world focus too much on a tiny number of staple food species. But ‘at one time during the past 10,000 … Continue reading

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Are GM crops out of date?

Selective breeding has given us many crop varieties over the years. Now, there’s a quicker way to do selective breeding. It’s called marker assisted breeding (MAB, marker assisted selection, MAS). It might mean that GM crops are old news. The … Continue reading

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