great achievement by the scientists. rice is a staple food of most Asian countries and takes up lots of water to cultivate, hope they make this strain freely or cheaply available.
Wow, wouldn't that be something if China has solved World hunger, something for the West to think about.
I have question. This will benefit for island country like indonesia . but is there a benefit for china which is mainly land ?
After reading the comments on the OP link.... It seems the Chinese did not "invent" this rice, but took salt tolerant specimens that already existed and have tried using good old agriculture time tested practices and tried to breed a variety that produces larger yields. Still is good progress. Maybe after the ocean sea levels rise? Lots of area that are barely above sea level will then be prime rice country.
I understand, I am saying from a practical and pragmatic point of view, rice doesn't really top that high among the grains nowadays, and it really does require a very large area for a long term sustainable yield ... another point of contention is the maintenance and upkeep of these carbon filtration systems. There is low enough numbers among the Agro sector as it is for the time being, its not exactly the younger generation is that keen on getting into. ~ If the sea levels ever reaches that kind of levels, I doubt rice harvests would be anywhere near the kind of priority that would make any ki... [More]
Hi 3rd Eye - No offense taken. Using a carbon treatment can be expensive but when you're hungry and thirsty the cost doesn't seem quite as bad. Necessity is the Mother of invention. Some other break through might found while looking for ways to make carbon filtration more economical.
Weird tentacled moth freaks out the Internet Posted on Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 | 16 comments Imagine finding this in your bathtub... Image Credit: Facebook / Gadik63 This bizarre insect sports a bright red body and four hairy tentacles that protrude from its back. When video footage of this unnerving-looking critter was uploaded on to Facebook recently, it managed to generate a stream of comments expressing both intrigue and disgust in equal measure. In the video, the peculiar creature, which looks like something out of a horror movie, can be seen crawling around on the floor with its tentacles undulating disconcertingly behind it. As it turns out however, the insect is actually a harmless moth known as Creatonotos gangis . Native to Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Japan and parts of Australia, the species uses its unusual tentacles to produce a special pheromone designed to help it attract a mate. Source: thewest.com.au | Comments (16) Tags: Moth , Insect
I once had a moth flying spastically around my kitchen at night. So I figured I would turn the back porch light on, then turn off the kitchen light to divert it's attention toward the other light (and it's eventual freedom). Instead, when I turned the kitchen light out, it flew right at me and crashed its flappy wings right into my throat. If that happened with something that looks like this thing, well...never mind I don't want to even go there.
I truly thought it was fake. God bless the little creature, but so glad they aren't in the US!
I absolutely hate moths Tentacled moths? Let's just say I'd need some clean shorts to hand
What!? Moths are clearly evil, flappy, demons spawned from the very bowels of hell!! I've heard some crazy statemenets on UM in my time, but "cute" moths!?
Interesting little critter. I never would have thought it was a moth if I ever saw one.
Government of Andhra Pradesh: Agriculture Department – Budget Estimate 2017-18 – Budget Release Order for Rs. 1,48,50,000/- (Rupees One crore Forty eight lakhs Fifty thousands only) – Administrative SanctionMonday, February 19 2018