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Genetically modified 'shortcut' boosts plant growth by 40%

Genetically modified 'shortcut' boosts plant growth by 40%

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Scientists in the US have engineered tobacco plants that can grow up to 40% larger than normal in field trials. The researchers say they have found a way of overcoming natural restrictions in the process of photosynthesis that limit crop productivity.They believe the method could be used to significantly boost yields from important crops including rice and wheat.The study has been published in the journal Science. US wildlife refuges end 'bee-killer' ban GM crops have benefits - Princess Anne Researchers are growing increasingly concerned about the ability of the world to feed a growing population in a time of serious climate change. It's expected that agricultural demand will increase globally by 60-120% by the middle of this ce...