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  • As the world warms, MIT engineers seeds to resist drought

    Published Friday, July 9, 2021 11:43AM EDT
    Christy Somos

    TORONTO -- Climate change experts have been warning that, as the global temperature continues to rise, extreme weather eventssuch as droughts, storms and floods will become more frequent and severe.

    In the face of a global climate crisis which will put strain on the agricultural sector and potentially cause food shortages, U.S. researchers at MIT have begun engineering seeds to resist drought.

    The study, published in the journal Nature Food this week, is a collaboration between MIT and researchers in Morocco at the King Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, and examines a new seed-coating process that enables the seed to retain any available water, possibly facilitating agriculture on arid lands, according to a release.

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