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Environmental Studies Factsheet: 01. Breeding of Crops and Animals

  • Environmental Studies Factsheet: 01. Breeding of Crops and Animals

Environmental Studies Factsheet: 01. Breeding of Crops and Animals

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    For thousands of years farmers have been selecting and keeping the seed from their best plants and using it to create next year’s crop. Similarly, farmers have been putting together their best bull with their best cow, in the expectation that the offspring would combine the best characteristics of both parents. These are examples of selective breeding – combining the useful characteristics of both parents in offspring.