New GMO Rice Boasts Higher Yield, Less Global Warming

Roots of the GMO rice (above) have less methane-producing bacteria than control rice (below). Photo courtesy of Nature Publishing Group.

Rice plants try this one weird trick to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and increase yield.

A new genetically modified rice plant reduces emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. But the rice is at least 10 or 20 years from being available to farmers.

Read the full article in MIT Technology Review.