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Riso coltivato nel deserto irrigato con acqua di mare

Coming to a plate near you soon? Rice grown by Chinese scientists using seawater in Dubai’s deserts (SCMP)

“Chinese scientists have successfully grown and harvested rice in the deserts of Dubai after developing a strain that allows the crop to grow in saltwater. A team of scientists, led by China’s “father of hybrid rice” Yuan Longping, has already started growing the crop in diluted sea-water at home and is now bringing the technique to the Middle East, where fresh water is too precious to use for growing water-intensive crops” …

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