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Crop Genetic Diversity

  • By: Carol Ann Kearns
  • In: Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Environmental Policy

Genetic diversity in crops provides the raw material that allows breeders to improve yield, increase protein and vitamin content, and augment drought and pest resistance in food plants. The increasing food needs of a growing human population, combined with global climate ...

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