The authors describe how the absence of water effects the growth and how drought effects feeding people in that area and the nation. It is examined how the temperatures rising effects the amount of thunderstorms and the amount of crops are affected. They explain how the crops are being transformed to be able to feed more people with less substance for growth.
Does global warming explain the relationship between thunderstorms and floods controlling the effects of the agriculture?
Holger Breithaupt. 2003. Back to the roots. EMBO Reports 4, no. 1, (January 1): 10-2. http://www.proquest.com.ezproxy2.apus.edu/ (accessed September 26, 2010).
Breithaupt, (2003) has found that farmers in this era are using water before it can be replaced from aquifers underground. The population is growing and agriculture cannot keep up with the demands. The land that is not being used for farming is being examined for future use. The crops for food is being analyzed to see if it can be breed with another crop for more yield so that the crop is not killed by pests. “All major crops planted today are based on the selective breeding of a very small number of wild plants that farmers domesticated 10,000 years ago. Therefore, today’s crops contain only a fraction of the genetic variation that is present in their wild relatives.” They have found ways to reduce the use of irrigation for a certain kind of tomato. Overall they want to genetically improve the crops that we already use to make them not dependent on the major parts of growth for a plant.
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