More rice, less fertilizer

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Posted on March 24, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Updated Saturday, Mar 24 at 10:16 AM

A California company is taking the fight against global warming to China.

Eric Rey of Arcadia Biosciences is teaching farmers in China how to grow genetically engineered rice.

Certain areas of China have very little water, so farmers are forced to pump a lot of nitrogen fertilizer into the soil.

Genetically engineered rice needs less fertilizer, saving the farmers money and reducing greenhouse gases.

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