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Expanding the role of botanical gardens in the future of food

Consistent with their historical focus on the functional utility of plants, botanical gardens have an important opportunity to help ensure global food and ecosystem security by expanding their living collections, research and education programmes to emphasize agriculture and its impacts.

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  1. Department of Biology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 63103, USA.

    • A. J. Miller
  2. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, USA.

    • A. J. Miller
    • , P. Raven
    •  & P. Wyse Jackson
  3. United States Botanic Garden, Washington DC 20024, USA.

    • A. Novy
  4. Botany Department, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC 20560, USA.

    • A. Novy
  5. United States Agency for International Development, Washington DC 20004, USA.

    • J. Glover
  6. Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri 63132, USA.

    • E. A. Kellogg
  7. United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA.

    • J. E. Maul
  8. Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63130, USA.

    • P. Wyse Jackson

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