Could seawater rice determine the future of food security?

CGTN

Jan 19, 2020

China is home to 100 million hectares of wasteland – that’s an area the size of Egypt – where crops cannot grow due to high soil salinity or alkalinity. For decades, the Chinese government and scientists have made great efforts to improve soil quality, and now, hope is on the horizon. A hybrid crop called “saltwater rice” is able to grow and yield in various saline-alkali soils, including tundra and dessert. Rediscovering China is a weekly CGTN show that offers a unique insight into an aspect of life in China today. With its unrivaled access to the country’s people and places, Rediscovering China brings you in-depth reports on the major issues facing China at a time of rapid change.

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