Genetically+Modified+Rice - Apr 20, 2010| 10:54 pm Crops...

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Apr 20, 2010|10:54 pm Crops Rice Rice is a staple food in much of Asia. For thousands of years, farmers have been cultivating and breeding rice. Modern plant breeders are still trying to improve the ability of rice to defend itself against diseases. More and more, genetic engineering is being used to achieve breeding objectives. GM rice is now on its way to fields in several countries. Rice, maize, and wheat are the world's most important crops. Rice makes up the main food source for almost half of the world's population. Rice is grown in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. Rice cultivation is primarily concentrated in China, India, and Southeast Asia. These regions make up 90 percent of the world's rice production, mostly produced by small-scale farmers. Thailand is the world's leading exporter. The most important rice producer in Europe is Italy. Traditional rice farming in Asia. Rice fields are flooded to control weeds and pests. The flow rate is critical: too rapid, and nutrients get washed away; too slow, and algae becomes a problem. Flooding fields is still a possibility with GM rice. Golden Rice
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course FST 10 taught by Professor Jack during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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Genetically+Modified+Rice - Apr 20, 2010| 10:54 pm Crops...

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