Growing plants with ‘Speed Breeding’ techniques could feed the world

by Sydney Pereira

Brande Wulff of the John Innes Centre in the United Kingdom was one of the authors of a new study that reveals a method called “speed breeding.” [Photo: John Innes Centre]

New “speed breeding” techniques can address hunger by allowing researchers to study plants and improve their genetics faster, speeding up the process of breeding crops that are more resilient to disease and pests.

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