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Globally traded foods are under threat from climate change and expanding populations. Image: Unsplash/Manikanth Halyal

Douglas Broom

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A pandanus surrounded by green leaves.
Could pandanus be a food of the future? Image: Wikimedia/Anton Croos

Morama beans growing in grass.
Morama beans are already being grown commercially. Image: Wikimedia

Four fonio grains.
Fonio grains are one of the world’s oldest cereals. Image: RBG Kew

Two bananas and 3 false bananas on the ground.
False bananas (on the right) could feed 100 million people. Image: RBG Kew

A lablab plant growing in a garden.
Lablab beans are nearly 25% protein. Image: RBG Kew

Finger millet.
Finger millet could help prevent diabetes. Image: Wikimedia

Oca and mashua on a brown surface.
Could oca and mashua be tomorrow’s replacement for potatoes? Image: RBG Kew

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