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U.K. researchers are working to increase our global wheat yield and nutrition

Wheat provides one fifth of human calories, but its yield growth has been on the decline since the 1980s. Researchers in the United Kingdom are trying to solve some of the world’s food security challenges by improving wheat productivity. Their goal, says Dr. Malcolm Hawkesford of leading British institute Rothamsted Research, is to increase wheat […] Read more