U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited the RIPE project and said he hopes to increase federal funding for scientific research.
By: Jim Meadows | Illinois Public Media
As the global population grows and diets change, we need to improve crop yields to increase food production by between 25 and 70% by 2050.
The heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods that have become the norm in recent years have serious implications for the food supply.
If the preliminary research pans out, we may have a new way to feed the world's growing population.
Scientists from the University of Illinois have worked to correct for a flaw in photosynthesis which could improve crop yields by as much as 40%.
By: Ryan Whitwam || Medium