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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x11 Jill Farrant: How We Can Make Crops Survive Without Water
TV-PG

  • 2016-01-19T07:00:00+02:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

As the world's population grows and the effects of climate change come into sharper relief, we'll have to feed more people using less arable land. Molecular biologist Jill Farrant studies a rare phenomenon that may help: "resurrection plants" -- super-resilient plants that seemingly come back from the dead. Could they hold promise for growing food in our coming hotter, drier world?

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