End of famine caused by drought?Scientists in China succeeded in growing the yield of a strain of salt water-tolerant rice nearly three times their expectation.
Over 200 types of rice were planted at the Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Research and Development Centre in Qingdao,a coastal city in eastern China Shandong Province. Sea water from the Yellow Sea was pumped, diluted and channeled into the rice paddies.
This can feed over 200 million people.
Can we imagine the end of famine caused by drought now?
If so, this will be one of the most important scientific advancements of this century.
Just think, whether this can be applied to other crops.
What will be the environmental impact?
Many questions rise.