Going Back Into the Wild to Build a Stronger, More Climate-Resilient Wheat Crop

Outlet: The New York Times

March 25, 2011

A genetic archaeologist of sorts, Cary Fowler works to save the wild species threatened by crop domestication. Fowler is the executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, an organization that seeks to preserve the genetic diversity of plants in seed banks. By providing a backup of wild varieties for their domesticated crop cousins, seed banks provide insurance in the case of a devastating blow to yields…

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