Scientists develop more robust crops

Scientists hope to bioengineer crops that can grow in harsh conditions by unlocking the secrets of drought-resistant plants. In America, a team at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (OR...

Crops are growing in strength

(AUSTRALIA) Developing crops that are resilient and can fight disease is vital to support a growing global population. And Australia is taking the lead in finding the necessary solutions. A new $3 million...

Crops have the tools to fight drought

(AUSTRALIA) An international team of scientists has discovered a way of making plants more resilient in drought conditions. Led by researchers from the Australian National University (ANU), the breakthrou...

Scientists grow drought resistant rice

(JAPAN) A team of scientists in Japan has developed a strain of rice which has proved resistant to drought in real world conditions. And with mounting pressures on food production created by an increasing...