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Reseeding the Green Revolution

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Science  22 Aug 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5329, pp. 1038-1043
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5329.1038

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High-yielding varieties of wheat, rice, and maize helped double world grain production in the 1960s and 1970s. A repeat performance is now needed, and that will require a new commitment to agricultural research and redoubled efforts to bring modern plant varieties and new agricultural technologies to areas of the world that did not participate in the original Green Revolution.