Steve Eggleston Writes

Plan to Protect Food Supply Against Global Warming Announced in Rome

Filed Under: Green and Eco, News, People, Politics, Science

Stay Updated with Positive News…

Don’t miss out on all the positive things going on in our World. Get a dose of positivity right in your inbox. Simply enter your email below and click “Stay Positive!”

The largest effort ever to protect global food supplies against climate change was announced Friday in Rome.

One-fifth of the world’s plants are threatened with extinction. It’s Cary Fowler’s mission to fight back. He’s the executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, a non-profit group based in Rome that works to preserve the world’s agriculture heritage.

He says the key to the survival of domesticated staples like wheat, rice and beans, are traits hidden in their wild relatives. “They are sort of the weedy ancestors of our major crops and they contain a tremendous amount of diversity. These are test plants and they are grown, very often in harsh environments. These are tough plants.”

See the full story on the VoA website