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.


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.

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