The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. crops

    Let’s Talk About Sex — Plant Style

    Scientists at top universities are doing fantastic work in plant breeding and cross-pollination in a bid to improve crops. The efforts hold powerful potential to help poor farmers worldwide grow more nutritious crops that are also pest-resistant and drought-tolerant. Genetic research of this sort, as opposed to genetic modification, may hold the key to helping scientists pick the best sexual partners — for plants.


This story is part of The Presidential Daily Brief

view full edition