30 Mar '16, 1pm

Scientists say the world is "one crop breeding cycle away from starvation"

Scientists say the world is "one crop breeding cycle away from starvation"

One potential solution proposed by researchers at UI is genetically engineering crops to be able to withstand the effects of global warming . They are currently studying the effects of modifying the enzyme in plants that traps CO2 in photosynthesis to make the process more efficient. Test-runs are being conducted to see if this technology can withstand the alarming changes happening around the globe. Long argues, “In the face of the extraordinary challenges ahead, we simply do not have the luxury to rule out the use of any technology that may hold promise to improve crop performance.”

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