Will our wheat survive the climate crisis? | Curio

Wake Up with Curio

Will our wheat survive the climate crisis?

12 mins | Jul 13, 2022
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Welcome back to Wake Up with Curio! We're really excited to bring you our revamped show. Every morning journalist Paula Akpan will help you go beyond catchy headlines, and get valuable insights on a recent story from two angles, followed by a helpful life hack to keep the positivity flowing. In today's episode... Wheat is an important crop farmed in every habitable continent. It helps us make bread and pasta, among other vital products. But, the climate crisis is putting it at significant risk. Can scientists create a more resilient crop that can withstand these climate extremes? The race is on, but the complexities are many. We explore them and why innovative thinking will be humanity's biggest ally in this battle. You can listen to "The race against time to breed a wheat to survive the climate crisis" from The Guardian on Curio; just search for it on the app.