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Modified rice grown in saline fields to hit China market

Beijing has sounded the food security alarm as sweeping industrialization nibbles away at the nation’s farmland, along with pollution and erosion further complicating the situation.  China’s shrinking arable land has forced agriculturalists to devise ways of growing alkali-resistant rice in barren, saline-alkaline soil, which is estimated to total 100 million hectares. State broadcaster China Central Television […]

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