Gene Modification in Rice Can Battle Food Supply Deficit In the World

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  1. Calliers

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    A group of scientists at Purdue University might have found an effective way to end food deficit across the globe, where Rice happens to be one of the major sources of regular nutrition. The scientists have developed a gene-modified version of rice that can offer 25-31% more yield than the normal crops. The numbers are a lot higher than what is seen in the natural ways of breeding. In this method, the scientists have made use of the CRISPR/Cas9 technology for improving the yield by more than one-quarter. Experts also say that this will not have been possible if traditional breeding methods were to be followed.
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    Lack of food production is not why people are dying of hunger. There is plenty of food in the world.
     
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    Also, instead of building upward greenhouses and using drop irrigation, we continue to waste space and water.
     
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    Another problem with how things are is that companies, at least some, that develop GMO seeds makes the plants infirtile so the farmers have to buy new seeds every year instead of doing it the good old way of saving from this years crop to plant for next.
     

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