How to feed 10 billion people?
19 August 2019
The American news platform Bloomberg launched a new video ‘How to feed 10 billion people’ in the series called ‘Problem Solved’. These videos focus on how scientists are trying to solve some of the biggest challenges the world faces.
How to feed 10 billion people by 2050? That is one of the questions to which our NPEC research can contribute! Photosynthesis is at the heart of plant production, and while we thought this cannot be improved, we now know it can! If only one can measure photosynthesis accurately and at high-throughput, which is exactly what NPEC will provide for several crops.
In the Wageningen greenhouses, researchers from the Laboratory for Plant Breeding tested the growth and development of two quinoa varieties that were given water with an increasing salt content. One quinoa variety, Pasto, developed a conservation strategy in which the plant limited water uptake and thus growth.Read more
In the CropBoost project Jeremy Harbinson, Rene Klein Lankhorst et al. have published an Opinion Paper in the Special Issue of Biology: Crop Improvement Now and Beyond.Read more