Climate change takes its toll on “miracle rice,” institute says

Deutsche Press-Agentur: Climate change has reduced by 15 per cent the yield of the 'miracle rice' which helped avert famine in Asia in the 1960s, the International Rice Research Institute said Friday. A study conducted by the Manila-based institute showed that the yield of the IR8 rice variety, also known as 'miracle rice,' had dropped to 7 tons per hectare from yields of 9.5 to 10.5 tons per hectare when it was first introduced. Before the introduction of the new rice in the 1960s, the average global ......

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