Ancient crops may hold the key to sustainable farming, improving soil health – Nexus Newsfeed

, Ancient crops may hold the key to sustainable farming, improving soil health – Nexus Newsfeed, TheCircularEconomy.com

The impact of plant breeding and modern agricultural practices is reflected in soil health – and it isn’t looking good. In fact, scientists fear that an underground crisis threatens to undermine food production in the near future.  Jos Raaijmakers, a microbiologist from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology suggests that the solution to this looming food and agricultural crisis can be gleaned from understanding ancient plant traits that had been lost through millennia of breeding.

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