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Wheat's continuing evolution

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The five-day conference in Sydney last year was attended by more than 600 delegates from every wheat-producing region in the world - both developed and developing - representing regional, national and international organisations... Conference chair Professor Peter Sharp, from the University of Sydney's Plant Breeding Institute, described in his opening address how wheat continued to underpin food security in a world where climate, pests and pathogens were changing... He noted that growers were seeking robust, higher-yielding varieties adapted to climatic, biotic and abiotic stresses; millers and manufacturers of food and beverage products required consistently high-quality raw materials to ensure the integrity of their products; and consumers of wheat products were increasingly discerning...
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