23 Jul '11, 11pm

Higher temperatures and water stress are expected to diminish rice yields by 15% in the coming years. But...

GELLERMAN: Here’s a potential recipe for feeding a planet stressed by climate change: Take some rice plants, add some potato sugar, a bit of antibiotics and – here’s the secret ingredient – a tiny fungus and voila! You get a new experimental strategy for growing food crops that can survive and thrive in a world growing warmer. It’s called symbiogenics: the study of fungi bonding with plants to create a mutually beneficial relationship. Scientists at the University of Washington, where the work is being done, are calling it: “a breakthrough”. Biologist and forests researcher Regina Redman is a member of the team.

Full article: http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=11-P13-0...

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channelnewsasia.com 26 Jul '11, 4pm

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