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Salt-Tolerant Wheat Developed Using Ancient Gene

March 19th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

Scientists at Australia's CSIRO have developed a salt-tolerant variety of wheat by using genes from an ancient variety of wheat. The salt-tolerant variety yields 25% more grain on saline soils than other varieties


Global Food Supply Issues & Chance of Food Riots

January 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

These days, living in a global village of sorts, we can easily take for granted the wide variety of foods we have access to and relatively low food prices. However, as the United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog (USAFLPB) notes, global food supply may be approaching its limit, we are currently seeing considerable price increases, and we could see much more in the future



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