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Re-igniting the green revolution with wild crops

Our hungry world relies on a small army of crop varieties that have been developed over the past few decades. They have been bred to grow faster, sweeter and bigger, often at the expense of their nutritional value. Looking into the history of these crops could provide a solution.

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Gruber, K. Re-igniting the green revolution with wild crops. Nature Plants 2, 16048 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2016.48

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