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National Geographic


Our planet is heating up and one of the first casualties will be our food. Unless answers are found quickly to strengthen the genetic base of our food in accelerating
climate change, our world could face mass starvation. Solutions to this crisis lie within Mother Nature herself in the form of diverse genes found in the wild ancestors of our staple
foods - and the man to hunt them down is Dr Ken Street, the Indiana Jones of agriculture. In the remotest parts of the Middle East and Central Asia, the genetic origins of our
daily bread and other food still survive. The crops growing here have taken centuries to develop robust genetic traits that allow them to thrive in the harshest of climates. In a race
against the clock we will follow Ken and his team to the wilds of Tajikistan on a quest to find genes that will withstand the future. At the top of his list is the elusive wild chickpea.

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