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Genetic wealth

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Genetic poverty is already part of everyday life in today’s large-scale farming. In contrast, genetic wealth prevails in tropical rainforests.

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2019-04-26
Most food and feed crops grown around the world consist of just a few species. The text provides information about these species and explains that many of them originate from tropical rainforests. It states the advantages and disadvantages of genetic wealth and genetic poverty with regard to the human food supply and explains why preservation of tropical rainforests plays an important role.
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Biology; Geography
Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Endangered animal species; Endangered plant species; Rainforest; Species protection
Siemens Stiftung Media Portal
Dr. Tom Deutschle for the Siemens Stiftung using material from: LoggaWiggler (Licence: CC 0) and skeeze (Licence: CC 0)
© Siemens Stiftung 2016
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