Rice was domesticated three times across Asia, not once in China

New Scientist: So good, they tamed it thrice? New evidence suggests that sticky rice hails from southern China, but that other modern types like basmati can trace their history back to two other domestication events, one in the shadow of the Himalayas and the other in the Indian subcontinent. The claim challenges the favoured theory of Asian rice’s origins – that it was domesticated in China’s Yangtze Valley. It was thought that this gave rise to all the modern varieties of Oryza sativa we eat today. Now Peter......

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