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Climate Change To Reduce Global Yields Of Staple Crops 23% By 2050s

May 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

Global production of the 4 most important staple crops in the world — maize/corn, wheat, rice, and soybeans — will be reduced by around 23% by the 2050s as a result of worsening anthropogenic climate change, according to new research published in the journal Economics of Disasters and Climate Change


Copper Sucking Corn Cleans Polluted Soil

August 20th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

In a twist on the old set a thief to catch a thief ploy, researchers at Michigan Technological University have found that a copper-loving bacteria can help corn suck copper contamination out of soil. The discovery could help clean up highly contaminated abandoned mining sites that have resisted other forms of "green" remediation



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