Food Security: Crop Species Diversity

May 28th, 2010

The Science magazine special section on Food Security (12 February, p. 797) did not consider the value of crop species diversity. Therefore, Hannes Dempewolf, together with Loren Rieseberg, Jan Engels and Paul Bordoni wrote a letter to the editor of Science pointing out that in their special online collection on Food Security the value of crop species diversity was not mentioned at all. In particular they made the point of the importance of NUS in breeding and crop improvement programs.  The review was accepted and was included in the 9 April issue of Science.  Read the full letter.