Navigation Links
Dramatic changes in agriculture needed as world warms and grows, researchers say
Date:2/11/2010

The looming threats of global climate change and population growth call for sweeping changes in how the world produces its food and fiber, warns a group of prestigious scientists, including an expert in plant genetics at the University of California, Davis.

The research team, led by Nina Federoff, science and technology adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, suggests that there is a "critical need to get beyond popular biases against the use of agricultural biotechnology," as well as explore the potential of aquaculture and maximize agricultural production in dry and saline areas. Their recommendations will appear as a perspective piece titled "Radically Rethinking Agriculture for the 21st Century" in the Feb. 12 issue of the journal Science.

The researchers note that the impacts of climate change on agriculture and human health are already apparent. They point to the 2003 heat wave in Europe, which caused just a 3.5-degree rise in the average summer temperature, but killed 30,000 to 50,000 people. Gaining much less attention was the resulting 20 percent to 36 percent decrease in the yields of grains and fruit that summer.

"That dramatic drop in yield is just a foreshadowing of the challenges that lie ahead for agriculture during the 21st century, as temperatures rise and another 3 billion people are added to the global population," said UC Davis plant pathologist Pamela Ronald, a co-author on the perspective piece. Ronald and her laboratory are working on developing a new generation of crops that can better resist diseases and tolerate environmental stresses, including flooding.

"Global warming will alter the pattern of diseases among crops and also cause intense, periodic flooding," Ronald said. "The good news is that we have the ability, through conventional breeding and genetic engineering, to generate new varieties of our existing food crops that can better adapt to these environmental changes.


'/>"/>

Contact: Patricia Bailey
pjbailey@ucdavis.edu
530-752-9843
University of California - Davis
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. ClearTrial to Demonstrate Dramatic Gains in Clinical Outsourcing Efficiency Achieved by Biopharmaceutical Companies at European Outsourcing Event
2. KanekaQH(TM) Ubiquinol Dramatically Boosts Ejection Fraction in Patients With Late-Stage Congestive Heart Failure
3. NVIDIA CUDA Technology Dramatically Advances the Pace of Scientific Research
4. ThalesNano Inc. and sanofi-aventis R&D Collaborate on Continuous Process Chemistry in Order to Dramatically Reduce Drug Realization Time
5. DolmatConnell & Partners 2008 Studies of CEO and CFO Compensation in the 100 Largest High Technology and Life Science Companies Show Dramatically Improving Link Between Pay and Performance
6. Researchers Document Rapid, Dramatic Reverse Evolution in the Threespine Stickleback Fish
7. Elusys Anthim(TM) Dramatically Improves Survival of Animals Treated After Active Anthrax Infection
8. Boston College, MIT researchers achieve dramatic increase in thermoelectric efficiency
9. PNH Patients Treated with Soliris(TM) Experienced Dramatic Reduction in Blood Clots During Clinical Trials
10. Journal of Biological Chemistry Changes Approach to Manuscript Reviews and Eliminates Submission Fees
11. Preliminary Climate and Sea Level Changes for Vanuatu Through the Application of SimCLIM
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2015)... SAN DIEGO , April 23, 2015  Neurocrine ... the Company will report its first quarter 2015 results ... 2015. Neurocrine will then host a live conference call and ... Company update Thursday morning, April 30, 2015 at 8:00 ... Participants can access the live conference call by dialing ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... Calif. , April 23, 2015  Cryoport, ... advanced cryogenic logistics solutions for the life sciences ... established its cryogenic logistics solutions within the animal ... with Yancey Farms to support the shipment of ... German Sport horse Stallions. Animal ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... Glemser Technologies is ... Enterprise Content Division (ECD) Certified Solution Partner to ... for Life Sciences Solution Suite . The accreditation ... to provide life sciences companies of all sizes ... EMC Documentum Solution Suite offers four modules: Quality ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... April 23, 2015  Propanc Health Group Corporation ... focuses on the development of cancer treatments for ... lead product includes PRP, a patented formulation consisting ... as well as the enzyme amylase designed to ... a combination of anti-cancer agents working in combination ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Neurocrine Biosciences Announces Conference Call and Webcast to Report First Quarter 2015 Results 2Cryoport to Support the Equine Animal Husbandry Market Through Agreement with Yancey Farms 2Cryoport to Support the Equine Animal Husbandry Market Through Agreement with Yancey Farms 3Glemser Earns Accreditation for Life Sciences Solution Suite 2Early Stage BioTech offers Plenty of Risk; Propanc Health Group Analyst Brief Issued by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2
... - Worldwide VELCADE(R) (bortezomib) for Injection sales surpassed $765 ... million in 2007 - ... myeloma, with launch on track for ... (Nasdaq: MLNM ) today reported 2007 non-GAAP net,income of $86.9 million and ...
... Feb. 7 ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Amex: ... data from,the Company,s marketing-enabling bioequivalence clinical study ... presentation at the 2008,American Association for Cancer ... 12 - 16, 2008 in San Diego, ...
... Ability to Prevent HIV from Replicating, GAITHERSBURG, ... company developing gene therapies for HIV and genetic,diseases, ... VRX496, a gene,therapy for the treatment of AIDS, ... Infections (CROI) in Boston, MA., "This appears ...
Cached Biology Technology:Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 2Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 3Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 4Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 5Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 6Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 7Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 8Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 9Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 10Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 11Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 12Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 13Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 14Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 15Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 16Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 17Millennium Over-Delivers on 2007 Goals and Financial Guidance 18ADVENTRX to Present Complete ANX-530 Pharmacokinetic Data at the 2008 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2ADVENTRX to Present Complete ANX-530 Pharmacokinetic Data at the 2008 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 3VIRxSYS Announces Interim Results from VRX496 Gene Therapy Phase II Trial 2
(Date:3/24/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hdgz7h/global_iris ) has ... Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... grow at a CAGR of 23.5 percent over the ... scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Iris ... market size, the report considers the revenue generated from ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... , March 24, 2015   Crossmatch ™, ... today announced that its U.are.U ® 4500 ... Goorin Bros . to achieve PCI compliance ... secures access to the POS terminal, protecting the ... of data breaches. With one-third ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... 23, 2015  In the 2014 fiscal year, irs.gov ... losses. This figure accounts for a fraction of the ... Nilson Report, exceeds $11 billion globally. The polygraph has ... crime has occurred. Investor Mark Saint Juste ... Joe Paolella partnered to administer the test in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Iris Recognition Market 2015-2019 with 3M Cogent, Bioenable Technologies, Cross Match Technology, Iris ID Systems & Safran Dominating 2Crossmatch Fingerprint Readers Help Retailer Prevent Data Breaches at Point-of-Sale 2Polygraph Test Now Used to Protect Investors From Fraud 2Polygraph Test Now Used to Protect Investors From Fraud 3
... 4, 2013 /Press Release/ Toxic waste sites with ... of "healthy years of life lost" in individuals living near ... a study by a Mount Sinai researcher published online today ... Kevin Chatham-Stephens, MD, Pediatric Environmental Health Fellow at the Icahn ...
... ON New research indicates that Mexican-Americans born in the ... significantly more likely than Mexican-American immigrants to report that ... physical activities such as walking, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting, ... in this week,s International Journal of Environmental Research ...
... 2, 2013 CDX Diagnostics, Inc ("CDX") and Shared ... patent infringement action against Histologics, LLC, Poplar HealthCare, PLLC ... Avero Diagnostics (collectively, "Defendants") in the United States District ... York . According to court documents, CDX and ...
Cached Biology News:Toxic waste sites cause healthy years of life lost 2Older US-born Mexican-Americans more physically limited than Mexican-American immigrants: Study 2Shared Medical Resources, LLC files suit against Histologics, LLC, Women's Health Laboratories and Avero Diagnostics for Willful Patent Infringement 2
Peptide-affinity Purified Polyclonal Antibody to Histamine H2 Receptor...
Peptide-affinity Purified Polyclonal Antibody to Retinoic Acid-Induced 3 (RAI3/RAIG1)...
Monoclonal Antibody to GLP Immunogen: Ni-NTA purified truncated recombinant GLP expressed in E. Coli strain BL21 (DE3)...
...
Biology Products: