Can Better Photosynthesis Help Feed the World?

To feed the growing human population, researchers look to engineer plants to better perform photosynthesis.

By the year 2050, crop yields will need to be 60 percent higher to meet the food demands of a growing population. To make up the difference, plant researchers suggest developing genetic techniques to improve a plant’s ability to perform photosynthesis more efficiently and in a wider variety of environments. (Visual: )

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