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DEVELOPING NEW FOODS TO FEED THE WORLD

Our continuing coverage of McGill University’s Global Food Security Conference in Montreal today takes a look at the potential of rice to ease hunger. Africa has its own indigenous species of rice. But African farmers were not very fond of it. Marc Montgomery chats with Dr. Eugene Terry about efforts to create a commercially viable African rice species. ( Photo: AP Photo/Boris Heger )

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- http://www.mcgill.ca/globalfoodsecurity/

 

Photo: A farmer tills a rice field in the traditional, labounr-intensive way near Kindia, Guinea, in this Aug. 20, 2002 photo. Nerica, or New Rice for Africa, was created by crossbreeding Asian and African rice varieties. It has allowed farmers in this West African country to boost yields, giving them greater food security (AP Photo/Boris Heger)

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