This is the way CO2 could put more food on the table
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This is the way CO2 could put more food on the table

Dr Sandra Albrecht
Dr Sandra Albrecht

In 10 seconds? Much maligned CO2 can also be a force for good. Researchers have created a molecular process involving this greenhouse gas to produce extra food helping to meet our growing global population's needs.

What’s the story? Scientists have found a way to make crops grow bigger by redirecting CO2 that would normally be lost in a cell's metabolic process. As a result, rice, for example, grows much better under bright light, which is welcome news to US growers as rice is the third largest cereal crop in the country.

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