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New GMO Rice – more food, less GHG production

New GMO Rice for Higher Yield, Less Global Warming
[Via Biomedicine – MIT Technology Review]

Rice plants try this one weird trick to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and increase yield.

Not all climate-change mitigation involves changing human habits. In a paper in Nature on Wednesday, scientists unveiled a new genetically modified rice plant that reduces emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. But the rice is at least 10 or 20 years from being available to farmers.

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This is where GMO foods will change things – not when they benefit Big Ag to the detriment of customers.

But when they directly impact not only a customer’s diet but also climate change?

Hope they get this going soon.

Image: Shubert Ciencia