Scientists Developing Climate-Adapted GMO Rice

The Heartland Institute discusses the values of genetically modified crops with Gregory Conko. 

“C4 rice would represent an important breakthrough in sustainable agriculture,” said Gregory Conko, author of numerous articles and books on GMO crops and the biotechnology and executive director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “Most of the new varieties being developed—whether with conventional or GMO methods—combat losses due to pests, plant diseases, and weeds, which helps farmers get the best yields from their crops.

“But an improvement like C4 photosynthesis would significantly raise the yield potential for every plant,” Conko said. “That [would, in turn,] mean getting more food from every acre and reducing the need to bring undeveloped land into farming.”

Read the full article at the Heartland Institute