Monster Wheat Grown Using A New Crop Spray

Posted: Dec 15 2016, 1:05pm CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 

Monster Wheat Grown Using a New Crop Spray
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  • A Special Crop Spray allows Wheat to Grow 20% Larger than Normal and it's GM Free
 

There is a special crop spray that allows wheat to grow larger than normal. The harvest is 20% bigger than usual thanks to this spray.

Via the application of science, a super-wheat has been grown which has a harvest that is a fifth larger than normal. The spray that is applied to the wheat crop allows the plants to absorb the sugary fuel created during photosynthesis.

The uptake of this fuel causes the crop to appear larger by upto 20%, according to DailyMail. There are none of the concerns of GM crops that are the usual bone of contention.  

This technique builds up starch in wheat. This has been tested in the lab instead of on the fields. The whole phenomenon shows promise for the future. Besides this, the technique can be extrapolated to other crops.

The Green Revolution occurred in the 20th century and it is proof of how science and technology came to the rescue of one billion poor people. By feeding them so many lives were saved.

These are the miracles that modern man is capable of creating in the twinkle of an eye. This is a chemical process that is applied to the biology of crops.  

Food and agriculture will both benefit from these novel methodologies. The makers of this super-wheat will be welcoming the decision to allow this procedure with open arms.

It will ensure a future of plenty and fields of golden wheat. This procedure comes nowhere near the “Frankenstein Foods” of GM crops. The spray can even protect the crops from the devastating effects of drought.

A synthetic version of the molecule T6P is used as the main fuel in photosynthesis with this spray. It moderates how the wheat plant uses sucrose. The more the sunlight, the larger the wheat crop will grow to be. 

A research paper on this new spray appeared in the journal Nature.

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