Scientists Have ‘Hacked Photosynthesis’ In Search Of More Productive Crops



Researchers at the University of Illinois have been able to engineer photosynthesis in plants that could help increase yields in key food crops like cowpeas in the future. “It’s really the first major breakthrough showing that one can indeed engineer photosynthesis and achieve a major increase in crop productivity.”

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/01/03/681941779/scientists-have-hacked-photosynthesis-in-search-of-more-productive-crops

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/01/03/681941779/scientists-have-hacked-photosynthesis-in-search-of-more-productive-crops