Ron Bailey writes about agricultural breakthroughs for Reason.
- Agricultural innovation has allowed farmers to grow more food with less land, keeping more people fed.
- Nitrogen fertilizers have been key to these increased crop yields, but have led to significant greenhouse gas emissions.
- Researchers at the University of California-Davis have developed a way to increase the yield of rice and other cereal varieties with less nitrogen fertilizers, an important step in reducing ag’s carbon footprint.
- Innovation is keeping more people fed and making agriculture more eco-friendly.
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