Global warming could rapidly reduce the cultivation of wheat and rice, threatening the production of breakfast cereals along with half of all the calories consumed by humans.
A study looking ahead to 2070 found that climate change was occurring 5,000 times faster than certain grasses can adapt, the New Scientist reports.
Wheat, rice, maize, rye, barley and sorghum are all edible grasses that yield nutritious grains.
Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is the most widely cultivated cereal crop in the world and provides 20 percent of the food calories consumed by humans. A polyploid species, hexaploid bread wheat contains six duplicated copies of ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. flooding patterns have shown some regional changes but no countrywide shift despite heavier rains spawned by global warming, a study by U.S. and Austrian researchers said on Wednesday.
A 28-year comparative study of wild emmer wheat and wild barley populations has revealed that these progenitors of cultivated wheat and barley, which are the best hope for crop improvement, have undergone changes over this period of...
With their ability to adapt to climate change outstripped by rate of global warming, many grasses, such as wheat, rice and corn may be doomed