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From northern billabongs – a new future for rice
Wild rice growing in northern Australia’s crocodile-infested waters could help boost global food security, say University of Queensland researchers who have mapped its genetic family tree....
Flood-tolerant crops for the future climate
A flood can ruin a potato harvest in just 24 hours. However, by understanding the plant's defence mechanisms against flooding, it is possible to create more flood-tolerant crops that can withstand flooding....
How do superbugs become super? Understanding antibiotic resistance
They’re small, but they can be deadly. And we’re still trying to understand how they work so we can protect ourselves....
GMOs with Health Benefits Have Large Market Potential
Over the last years, various GM crops with health benefits have been developed in which genes, mostly originating from other organisms, have been added....
Can Genetic Engineering Help Crops Better Tolerate Drought?
The staggering growth rate of the global population demands innovative and sustainable solutions to increase food production by as much as 70-100 per cent in the next few decades....
Famine Fear Won't Change Minds on GM Crops
A sack-hauling time traveler from the 21st century lands in an Irish potato field in 1849, just before a terrible famine, and asks: If you thought genetically modified potatoes could avert late blight disease, spare a million countrymen from starvation...

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