Wild rocket science could protect crops from climate change

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Our planet is warming too quickly for our plants to adapt.

We are expected to lose two per cent of the world’s agricultural yield for each degree the earth gets warmer.

One way scientists are looking to combat this is through crop wild relatives.

Because of crop wild relatives’ diverse genetic makeup, they could hold the key to producing more durable species.

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