Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Plant breeding for the future—the time is now

Climate change requires that we breed crops and livestock better suited to new conditions.

Think about the last food you ate. Maybe it was a meal or maybe you’re snacking on something right now. Have you ever considered the amount of effort that has gone into plant and animal breeding to produce that food? The wheat that was ground into flour for your bread, the latest variety of apple, and the milk you’ve added to your coffee—even the coffee itself—have all been made possible through scientists improving crops and animals to produce more and withstand a wider range of weather conditions, pests and diseases.