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Nutr Rev. 2003 Jun;61(6 Pt 2):S124-34.

An historical perspective from the Green Revolution to the gene revolution.

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  • 1Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, GL7 6JS.


Since the 1960s conventional crop breeding has increased food production commesurate with the growing population. For agricultural development to continue, the exploitation of greater genetic diversity and modern biotechnology are becoming increasingly important. This article reviews the milestones achieved by the Green Revolution and many of the recent breakthroughs of modern biotechnology.

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