Ancient Crops Find New Life

"Today, wheat, rice, and maize account for nearly 60 percent of the world’s calories. But researchers at Crops For the Future point out that, as the global population soars toward 8 billion and beyond, our overreliance on just three crops is unsustainable—especially when there are at least 30,000 known edible plant species. And while reliable access to calorie-rich food—often referred to as food security—is undoubtedly crucial, access to essential nutrients, or nutritional security, is gaining greater appreciation within sustainability circles."

Click here to read more about our work at CFF in this compelling bioGraphic piece, and why looking at underutilised crops is now more crucial than ever to transform agriculture for good.