Could crop ancestors feed the world?

SciDev.Net: Wheat is just one of many crops that originated in Syria The race is on to develop and test improved crop varieties to feed the world's growing population -- and help may lie in Syria's wild plants. Many of the first crops emerged in Syria, where humans are thought to have first discovered agriculture some 11,000 years ago. Emmer wheat, barley, chickpea, pea and lentil crops all originated here. Researchers from around the world are flocking to the Arabian desert to create crops for an increasingly......

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