Salt Water Rice For A World of Rising Tides

More than half the global population relies on rice to survive, but meeting that demand is difficult due to the increasing scarcity of freshwater, which is required for rice cultivation. To get around the problem, an 87-year-old Chinese scientist named Yuan Longping is developing a new high-yield strain of rice that grows in saltwater.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/11/china-has-developed-a-rice-that-grows-in-seawater

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