Thankfully, there’s a bunch of smart people out there working to get us out of this stress. These
saints plant breeders are making fruits and veggies better, tastier, and healthier.
What do Plant Breeders Do?
They’re sort of like a cross between a designer and an engineer. Like designers, they think about the next big thing to meet our needs. Like engineers, they’re able to science their way into making it a reality.
The cool part is that plant breeding has been going on for as long as people have been growing crops. Farmers are always refining plants to make them hardier, tastier, and more productive, and that quest continues today. Modern plant breeding plays a big role in meeting both today’s challenges and the ones we’re expecting in the future:
- Providing healthy, affordable food options for you, your family, and families like them across the planet
- Providing consistent, reliable harvests
- Conserving resources like water
- Minimizing use of pesticides