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Salt tolerant plants are on the horizon – and critical to address the looming crisis of a shortage of arable farm land

An important study brings us one step closer to cultivating crops in previously infertile soil ...
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Fungus-treated tomatoes see 65% higher yields in salty soil, greenhouse study shows

Plant scientists in the Middle East have discovered that adding a desert root fungus, Piriformospora indica—first isolated in India—to the ...
Bacteria inoculate crops against salty soil, potentially bringing unworkable farmland back to life

Bacteria inoculate crops against salty soil, potentially bringing unworkable farmland back to life

[S]cientists have used bacteria found in the roots of salt-tolerant plants to successfully inoculate alfalfa plants against overly salty soil ...
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Dietitian: ‘Ancient, non-GMO’ salt is a marketing scam—don’t fall for it

My head was spinning after a recent salt-buying trek .... I saw salts with a non-GMO label. To be GMO, ...
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Gut-brain axis: How a high-salt diet could affect the brain

It is well known that a high salt diet leads to high blood pressure, a risk factor for an array of health ...
Soil salinity cuts crop yields worldwide, but salt-tolerant crops are on the horizon

Soil salinity cuts crop yields worldwide, but salt-tolerant crops are on the horizon

Soil salinity [affects] large areas in the world and millions of farmers are faced with decreasing yields and many are ...