Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Can 'Superwheat' Rescue British Farmers?

A new strain of "superwheat" developed at England's National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) may help increase crop yields across Britain.

 

When British farmers are struggling to increase their yields of wheat, should they rely on genetically modified foods or imported (gasp!) French grains?

No: Superwheat to the rescue!

The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), based in Cambridge, has announced the development of a robust new strain of wheat, the BBC reports. 

The grain can increase crop yields by 30 percent, while also boosting wheat's drought tolerance and disease resistance.

For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/31971-superwheat-rescue-british-farmers-niab.html

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