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From Collection to Cultivation

Rows of potatoes growing in a field, with exposed brown soil between the bushy green plants.

Wondering whether and how "precision breeding" serves food security goals in the United Kingdom and beyond? Team member Hitesh Pant puts that question in historical perspective in a new article in the Cambridge Journal of Science and Policy. As his analysis suggests, "... unless the small farmers at the centre of the food system are consulted about the appropriate means to farm their landscapes with culturally and ecologically relevant foods, then technologies such as precision breeding may continue to reinforce the same historical inequities that favoured larger farm owners and agriindustrial interests."