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Drought, cropland expansion push Great Plains toward ‘Dust Bowl 2.0,’ climate scientists say

Earlier [in October], a storm front swept across the Great Plains of the United States, plowing up a wall of ...
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Food crops engineered to behave like drought-tolerant succulents may better adapt to climate change

“Water-storing tissue is one of the most successful adaptations in plants that enables them to survive long periods of drought ...
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Facing weak yields and poor weather, Bolivian farmers demand access to new GMO seeds

Facing declining yields and inclement weather, smallholder farmers in Bolivia are asking the government to approve of the use of ...
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Bolivia green lights drought-tolerant GMO soy field trials, following 2-million-ton decline in production

The transitional government of President Jeanine Áñez approved the technical evaluation of soybeans – event HB4 – in response to ...
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Wild wheat gene could boost drought tolerance and grain size of commercialized crop varieties

In new research published in Plant Biotechnology Journal, Harkamal Walia, associate professor and Heuermann Chair of Agronomy and Horticulture at Nebraska, and colleagues ...
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Could ‘ultrasonic squeals’ from plants help farmers protect water-starved crops?

Although it has been revealed in recent years that plants are capable of seeing, hearing and smelling, they are still ...
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Sequenced sugarcane genome aids development of high-yielding GMO crop varieties

An international group of researchers led by scientists from Brazil's Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo ...
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Naturally drought-tolerant sorghum could help develop crops better suited to changing climate

A new study led by scientists from the University of California Berkeley reveals how sorghum plants control its genome  - switching ...
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Severe drought threatens food security in sub–Saharan Africa

The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly severe in sub-Saharan Africa, where millions of people are facing severe food ...
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Engineered molecule could protect key food crops from intensifying droughts as climate changes

An engineered small molecule called opabactin that targets the receptor for the hormone abscisic acid (ABA), which plants release in ...
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Could drought-tolerant seeds save East Africa’s sunflower production?

Climate change has brought more droughts to Tanzania. This not only affects the cultivation of sunflowers, but also the production ...
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South Korea develops 13 GMO crops in 7 years to battle drought, pests

In South Korea, the National Center for GM Crops (NCGC) aims to enhance national food security and to turn agriculture ...
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New insight into how plants breathe could lead to more water-efficient crops

Scientists have discovered how plants create networks of air channels -- the lungs of the leaf -- to transport carbon ...
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Newly identified rice gene could help develop drought-tolerant biotech crop varieties

Drought is one of the abiotic factors that affect the yield of crops. Studies have shown that basic leucine zipper ...
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Kenya plants demonstrations of drought-tolerant, insect-resistant GMO maize

Kenyan scientists have planted demonstration plots in the country’s eastern and western regions to show how genetically modified (GM) maize ...
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Kenya reconsidering GMO crop ban to support food security

Kenya is reconsidering its 2012 import ban on genetically modified maize as more than 1 million of its citizens require urgent humanitarian ...
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Royalty-free seeds, mobile devices help African farmers boost crop yields despite drought

As our global population continues to grow and the climate becomes hotter and drier and resources become scarcer.... we need ...
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Viewpoint: Drought-tolerant crops could help Africa prevent $372 billion in lost crop yields

Drought, a period of inadequate rain or no rainfall, is the main cause of crop yield loss in Africa, ultimately ...
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Drought-tolerant corn adoption jumps 20% in four years as US farmers strive to protect crop yields

Droughts have been among the most significant causes of crop yield reductions and losses for centuries....To date, little has been ...
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New GMO cotton variety could boost yields while thriving under drought conditions

Plants have evolved complex molecular, cellular, and physiological mechanisms to respond to environmental stressors. Genetic manipulation has represented an important ...
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Argentina could be first country to plant GMO wheat, engineered for drought resistance—if regulators approve

“We mustn't do what other countries have already done; we must do what no other country did," the CEO of ...
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How GMO crops can be engineered to ‘rehydrate’ after intense drought

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan have found that the protein NGA1 is critical for ...
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Opportunity lost: Has Uganda paid a price for not embracing GMOs, biotechnology?

It has been more than two decades since the commercial introduction of GMO crops. They have delivered a range of ...
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CRISPR-edited crops with better ‘ventilation systems’ could withstand climate change

As the world heats up, plants face a dilemma -- the same tiny holes they have to open to exchange ...
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Water: California drought yet water bottles everywhere

Humanity's future depends on how we manage our interactions with water. This takes the form of how we package it, ...