Salt-loving Plants Could Help Ease Food Crisis

Salt-loving Plants Could Help Ease Food Crisis


“Wheat Field with Crows” Vincent Van Gogh,
Painting, Oil on Canvas,
Auvers-sur-Oise: July, 1890.

Wheatfield with Crows is one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings and probably the one most subject to speculation. It was executed in July 1890, in the last weeks of Van Gogh’s life. Many have claimed it was his last work.—Van Gogh’s Museum, Amsterdam.
Photo source: Wikipedia

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Plant scientists said they had bred a strain of wheat that thrives in saline soils, boosting the quest to feed Earth’s growing population at a time of water stress and climate change.

The first beneficiaries of this could be Japanese farmers whose fields were submerged by last year’s tsunami.
Around 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of paddy fields in northeastern Japan were flooded by seawater, wrecking their ability to produce crops with conventional rice cultivars…

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