As the planet warms, agricultural scientists are focusing on the root of the problem

Lisa m. Krieger Mercury Information SAN JOSE, Calif. — To feed a warmer, drier planet, Stanford scientists are constructing a wiser manufacturing unit. The staff genetically reprogrammed crops, nurtured in a lab room, to develop lengthy or quick, branching or skinny roots — traits that alter the flexibility to collect vitamins or water. Controlling root … Read more