The genetic diversity of wheat is as high as it was before the Green Revolution.
A study just published shows that modern breeding techniques have restored genetic diversity in wheat germplasm and brought wheat’s wild relatives back into the family.
It’ s good when our effort restores what we’ve overlooked.
Our prairie across America once held a great variety of grasses.
2 inches small to 10 feet tall, and more.
Grasses are the first industrialized, thus the first selected merely for sales. A narrow demand for a handful of types helped ignore hundreds, thousands, of related grasses.
The sands across Arabia were forests not long ago.
It’s important to learn what our knowledge destroys.
There is exciting work ahead.