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Wild fruit trees face extinction

Date : 7th May 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story

The wild ancestors of common domestic fruit trees are in danger of becoming extinct, scientists have warned. Researchers have published a "red list" of threatened species that grow in the forests of Central Asia. These disease-resistant and climate-tolerant fruit trees could play a role in our future food security. But in the last 50 years, about 90% of the forests have been destroyed, according to conservation charity, Fauna & Flora International.

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