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Why investing in wheat research is important


Why investing in wheat research is important Wheat is by far the most important food crop in the world, and is a critical source of nutrition for some of the poorest countries. For several decades, funding for research in wheat yield development has been scarce. But today’s Video of the Day, produced by the American Association for Advancement of Science, illustrates the importance of investing in the growth and development of wheat.

Wheat is a major global diet component because of wheat’s adaptability, ease of grain storage, and ease of converting grain into flour. Wheat is also an important source of carbohydrates, proteins, and fiber. While there are more than 50,000 edible plants, most of the global population lives on a diet of wheat, rice, and maize.

This eliminates information gaps and many potential issues and dangers associated with investing, like the risk of buying into an overvalued stock and losing greatly when it goes down. In short, investment research is designed to take away the guesswork and make investors more efficient and profitable.

Tightening regulations, falling profits, and a need for information from new sources is naturally fueling the decline of traditional investment research departments. Yet this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The industry has long been due for disruption.  Why investing in wheat research is important as shown above in the video also shows the growth of the wheat farms and showing the worldwide consumption.

is one of the most important global agricultural commodities. Ensuring the production of wheat, increasing the yields of wheat, and investing in wheat research will ensure that more wheat can be produced for a growing global population.


By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Credit: American Association for Advancement of Science

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