TROPICAL RAINFORESTS: Saving What Remains
Grains: Savings from Genetic ResourcesA wild wheat from Turkey provided disease resistance worth $50 million per year in the U.S.
An Ethiopian barley strain protects California's crop from yellow dwarf virus. Savings: $160 million per year.
A wild Mexican maize provided genes with an agricultural value of $4.4 billion per year worldwide
Source: Holdgate 1996
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