19 Jul 2008
Yes there is a new variety of rice called sub1 or submergence1 so-called because it can survive flooding according to the head of the plant breeding, genetics and biotechnology divisions of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Dr. Dave Mackill, as rice becomes submerged in water during typhoons and heavy rains. This is really good news also for our farmers and for us consumers as well who suffer from rice shortage at certain times especially right now. All of us know how costly rice has become rice now supposedly because of the rice shortage.
According to the United Nations Environment Programme, “climate change is the most critical global challenges of our time,” and thus abrupt weather changes can affect agriculture, sea-level rise, and species extinction.
So if the climate comes to a point where we experience flood more often then shortage will be worse therefore less supply and more demand means price increase. So Read more »»»