Redesigning photosynthesis for food security
Jul 29, 2015
In order to secure the increases in yield so vital if we are to feed an increasingly populated planet, every possibility to improve photosynthetic efficiency is needed. A fascinating and exciting new paper, conceived at the “Redesigning Photosynthesis–Identifying Opportunities and Novel Ideas” workshop, addresses these possibilities, and reads like a to-do list from some of the best minds in this field. The prospect of fast advances in the new field of synthetic biology means that much more complex ideas, involving the movement or alteration of many genes, are looking more and more feasible.
Perspective: Farming Fish Oils
Jul 27, 2015
Most people know that oily fish are good for you; the omega-3 fish oils which they contain have been shown to have numerous health benefits, not least in keeping your heart healthy. Yet do you know where those ‘fish’ oils come from?
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