‘Frankencrops’ versus Climate Change

Wired.com has an article discussing the potential of genetic engineering and biotechnology in fighting greenhouse gas emmissions, including work already being done along these lines. Of particular note:

What some greens deride as Frankencrops are also the only serious hope for biofuels. Right now, their net carbon benefit is negligible. Corn engineered for high yields and low fertilizer will help, but even better will be plants under development whose stalks and leaves can easily be turned into fuel.

This article is part six in a ten-part series “Inconvenient Truths: Get Ready to Rethink What It Means to Be Green


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