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Rice Breeders Report Huge Productivity Gains

The science behind the grain that feeds half the world may have taken a big leap forward.  Scientists are reporting the biggest improvements in rice productivity in decades. If the results hold up in further tests, it could greatly increase supplies of a critical food staple at a time when the global population is growing rapidlyResearchers found a version of a gene that increased the number of branches in the flowering part of the plant.  The team used conventional...

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