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Crop Wild Relatives — the search for sustainable crops

This short film explains why the wild relatives of major crops are so important for our future food security and shows how Kew scientists and the Millennium Seed Bank team are helping to safeguard them.

Beyond the Gardens: The Crop Wild Relatives Project

Episode 14: Hunt for Diversity

Kathy Willis explores Nikolai Vavilov's pioneering search for unused varieties of crops.

Plants from Roots to Riches, Radio 4 logo

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The world’s most famous botanic garden

Come and see our historic glasshouses, rare and beautiful plants, and inspring botanical art galleries.

A summer meadow in mauve and yellow

'Plants: From Roots to Riches' Book

Based on the Radio 4 series. Kathy Willis and Carolyn Fry take us from the birth of botany right through to modern day plant science.

Plants: From Roots to Riches, a landmark Radio 4 series