New research funding to improve cereals breeding – 12/22/2011 – Farmers Weekly

This essentially means that traits will be developed that plant breeders can buy, off the shelf as it were, and use these new traits in their new varieties.
Think of it a bit like the way you buy apps that make your smartphone more useful for you. Or the way car tyre manufacturers develop new tyres that car producers use to make their cars safer.

It’s a good development in the race to produce more of our own food.


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