Friday, December 09, 2011

Dr Roger N. Beachy

Call to develop, promote high nutrient crops
Dr Roger N Beachy talked about a 'better planet with better food'.
He stressed the need to reduce the trend of increasing fertilisers in the country.
He called for conserving water as global warming has started playing havoc and water is shrinking
Most of the food and crop strategies over the past years focused on yield and protection of crops but very little has been really done on breeds for high nutrition crops across the globe having two billion nutrition-deficient children. Keeping this in view, we have to develop and promote high nutrient crops breeds to cope with food crises. Click for article in Business Recorder December 09, 2011.